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Dual Language Immersion


Elkin City Schools' Global Learning Opportunities for Bilingual Education (GLOBE) Dual Language Immersion program is available to rising kindergarten students. At this age, children have a tremendous ability to understand and learn a language other than their first language. Our program uses a full immersion model where all classroom instruction is delivered in Spanish. Our goal is that students become bilingual and bi-literate while gaining an appreciation for multiculturalism. 

GLOBE Dual Language Immersion Program Goals:

  • Students will develop high levels of proficiency in their primary language and a second language (English and Spanish).
  • Students will demonstrate positive cross-cultural attitudes and behaviors.

Key Features:

  • Students are held to the same high academic standards as all Elkin Elementary School students. 
  • Both English proficient and non-native English-speaking students are placed in the same classroom to promote bilingualism, biliteracy, and multiculturalism.
  • Students begin the program in kindergarten and continue with the same class through the sixth grade.
  • Dual language opportunities will continue throughout middle and high school.  
  • The classroom will be composed of both native English and native Spanish speaking students. 
  • Classroom instruction will be delivered by a native Spanish speaking certified teacher. 

Student Application and Selection:

The Elkin City Schools’ GLOBE Dual Language Immersion program is elective and utilizes a lottery process for admittance.