Accelerated Foreign Language Academy
 
Accelerated Foreign Language Academy

Gilbert Elementary offers families the unique opportunity to enroll their children in a dual language program in Kindergarten through 5th Grade. This program allows students the advantage of learning their grade level content in two languages, English and Spanish. The focus of the program is to develop culturally responsive, active learners who are intellectually challenged and engaged.

Program Structure:
Participants in this program include both English native speakers and Spanish native speakers. The goal is for all students to learn both languages with native-like fluency. Instruction is presented 50% of the time in English and 50% of the time in Spanish.

Students in Kindergarten and 1st Grade do a morning and afternoon language alternation. They begin with one language in the morning and switch to the second language in the afternoon. The next day they begin the day with the second language and switch back to the first language in the afternoon and so forth.

Students in 2nd through 5th Grades do a day-by-day language alternation. All lessons and content are taught in one language one day and the second language the next day and so forth.

The Dual Language Program is home to many families from across the East Valley. If you would like more information about this program or would like to schedule a visit  please contact  Gilbert Elementary.
 
Qué:
El programa Bilingüe ofrece un estimulante plan de estudio en ambos idiomas, inglés y español. Maestros experimentados certificados, con especialidad bilingüe, preparan el trabajo para los estudiantes en un marco bilingüe. La enseñanza y los materiales del salón de clase son en inglés y en español. Los estudiantes tienen la oportunidad de aprender el plan de estudio y el idioma en una comunidad de aprendizaje que reúne ricos lenguajes y culturas para desarrollar un nivel alto de confianza y de autoestima.

Registration:
Call Gilbert Elementary School at (480) 892-8624 to make an appointment to visit where you will receive orientation information, observe the program, and complete registration. You may also contact the principal of Gilbert Elementary, Justin Sremba.
Inscripción
Por favor, llame a la Gilbert Elementary School al teléfono (480) 892-8624 para hacer una cita para visitar y recibir la información de orientación, observar el programa y completar la inscripción. Hable con Justin Sremba. 
 
 
 
The video provides more information, including commentary and insight from parents and former students of the Dual Language Academy.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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