Leesburg Continues Groundwork For DLI Program Launch
Leesburg Elementary recently returned from visiting multiple dual language immersion schools in Salt Lake City, Utah.
DLI offers a rich, bilingual experience for young learners when their minds are developmentally best able to acquire a second language. Instruction is divided between two high-quality, creative classrooms: one English, one Spanish. Students in dual language immersion enjoy the advantages of two caring, qualified teachers.
This trip, which was paid for by the Indiana Department of Education’s DLI grant Leesburg received in the summer of 2017, allowed the principal and a group of teachers to observe different programs and collaborate with teachers, principals, and Utah's Department of Education's DLI program directors.
The trip allowed the group of educators to develop a stronger understanding of Utah's DLI model, which is the model Warsaw Community Schools will continue to follow for their DLI programs.
Leesburg's DLI program will begin in kindergarten in the 2018-2019 school year. Leesburg Elementary will be looking for fluent Spanish speaking teachers and paraprofessionals for the upcoming year. If you are interested in learning more about the program, or interested in getting your child on the waitlist, please call the school at 574-453-4121
Nathan Polston, principal of Leesburg Elementary, and a group of Leesburg teachers visit a school in Utah with Carolyn Schubach, Utah DLI administrator director, and Lois Lovell, Utah DLI English director.