Vinings Lifestyle - Dual Language Program Take Root in Smyrna"The world is quickly changing – there is no doubt about that. It is now vital to stay ahead of the curve with both business and cultural practices.  With that process, however, comes a need to adapt, which can include adjusting the way classes are taught in local schools. Georgia’s Dual Language Immersion (DLI) Program Initiative has plans to do just that.

With ten schools, Cobb County has the largest number of schools participating in this program. The program started last year at Smyrna Elementary and in 2016-2017, Smyrna schools Nickajack Elementary, Norton Park Elementary and Russell Elementary will also be participating. Private schools are also offering more intense language programs. For example, Atlanta Trilingual Academy in Smyrna offers a full language immersion program and St. Benedict’s Episcopal School teaches all students Spanish daily.

Students involved in a dual-language class typically spend half of their school day taking classes in the chosen immersion language while the remaining half of classes are taught in English. Target language classes include math, science, literacy, and social studies, while English language arts, reading, and specials are taught in English." 

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Source: Vinings Lifestyle

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