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BCPS Bilingual/ESOL Department Launches Dual Language Programs in 15 Schools

Tuesday, October 07, 2014
 
WHO:              
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Bilingual/ESOL Department, District staff and community members
 
WHAT:            
Launch of the District’s Dual Language Programs in 15 elementary schools
 
WHEN:            
Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 11:15 a.m.
(Time-certain signing during School Board meeting)
 
WHERE:          
Kathleen C. Wright Administration Center, Board Room
600 SE Third Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

WHY:              
The BCPS Dual Language Program offers a school-within-a-school approach to second
language acquisition education. The goal of the program is to provide students with the opportunity to become fully bilingual by learning, listening, speaking, reading and writing in English and the target language. The Dual Language Program meets the demands of today’s global society and economic opportunities, while preparing students for college and career readiness. The program also promotes multicultural awareness and appreciation for other languages and cultures.
 
Participating schools include: Broadview, Boulevard Heights, Chapel Trail, Cypress, Eagle Point, Hallandale, Indian Trace, Lakeside, Manatee Bay, Margate, Meadowbrook, Ramblewood, Sawgrass, Silver Lakes and Silver Palms elementary schools. 
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