Dual Language Immersion

PRESS RELEASE

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP ANNOUNCES THE NEW DUAL LANGUAGE PROGRAM FOR 2021-2022

VISION

Franklin Township Community School Corporation will cultivate high academic achievement in an inclusive environment that is culturally responsive and values biliteracy, multilingualism, and cross-cultural understanding. Students will receive equitable access to high quality and evidence-based strategies in order to address academic and linguistic needs. Our  ELL team will continue to build capacity within teachers and staff, further develop partnerships with families and community, and embrace collaboration.

November 17, 2021

Franklin Township is excited to announce the new Dual Language program that will begin next year at Thompson Crossing Elementary. The Township received a grant from the Indiana Department of Education earlier this year and is currently in the planning stage. The program will begin at the start of the 2021-2022 school year.

The dual language program will consist of two classes at Kindergarten, and will be using the 50/50 model with Spanish as the partner language. Each class will have 50% native English speakers and 50% native Spanish speakers. Students in the program will spend half of their day being taught in Spanish and the other half in English. Currently, the program will be offered to Thompson Crossing families only. An informational meeting will be held soon. The other Kindergarten classes will continue as they have before in English.

 Anyone wishing to learn more about the Dual Language program or how to become involved can contact Dr. Lynlie Schoene, Chief Innovation Officer of Franklin Township Community School Corporation at lynlie.schoene@ftcsc.org or Beth Garyson, ELL Coordinator of Franklin Township Community School Corporation at elizabeth.garyson@ftcsc.org