Waterford Elementary School in Goshen Community Schools is home to a dual language Spanish immersion program.  The pilot began this school year with the kindergarten cohort comprising the first class of students whose lessons are taught half day in English and half day in Spanish.  The dual language two-way immersion program at Waterford provides kindergarten students with the opportunity to begin a journey toward bilingualism, biliteracy, and biculturalism in English and Spanish.  It serves both native English speakers and native Spanish speakers.  Follow the link to learn more about how the program is implemented and some of the many benefits of dual language immersion.

Last week students at Waterford Elementary celebrating Hispanic culture during Festival Hispano and the Goshen News was there to cover the event.  The children participated in several activities, enjoyed traditional Hispanic dishes.  Follow the link to read more about the event and to see photos from some of the many activities that the children participated in.

This post was created in collaboration with Lori Martin, Executive Assistant to the Superintendent/PR, Goshen Community Schools.


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