Recently, Dual Language Immersion (DLI) students at Baldwin ES had an opportunity to explore the culture of Spanish-speaking countries in Central America and the Caribbean, thanks to presentations by parents, teachers, community members and a feisty troupe of dancing abuelitas. In this Focus Moment from GCPS TV, join the students on the school’s Latin American Cultural Museum Walk.
Baldwin is one of six Gwinnett elementary schools offering the DLI program this school year. In DLI, students spend half of their day learning in English and the other half learning content areas in the other language— Spanish at Annistown ES, Baldwin ES, Bethesda ES, Camp Creek ES, and Ivy Creek ES, and French at Trip ES. Through the program, students will develop proficiency in both English and a new language, while ensuring both academic achievement and intercultural competence. The program launches with kindergarten students, then builds by one grade level every year as each cohort of students moves through school. Two additional schools— Level Creek ES and Meadowcreek ES—will launch DLI in the fall. DLI schools accept transfers if available slots are not filled by students in the school zone and families provide transportation.
DLI registration for incoming kindergartners opens March 1.