State education officials are gathering to discuss Delaware’s effort to instruct students in languages other than English.
Gov. Jack Markell was to join educators today in Wilmington for an overview of the Delaware World Language Immersion program model.
The meeting is the start of a four-day program for teachers to learn standards and strategies for instructing students in immersion programs.
Delaware’s program starts this fall and includes Chinese language instruction for kindergartners at McIlvaine Early Childhood Center in Kent County. Spanish programs are being offered to kindergartners at Clayton Elementary School in Sussex County and kindergartners and first-graders at Lewis Dual Language Elementary School in New Castle County.
Students will be taught for half the day in English and the other half of the day in the immersion language.