February 14, 2013

Bridgeport Elementary To Add Spanish Immersion Program Next Year

From http://www.oregonlive.com/tigard/index.ssf/2013/02/bridgeport_elementary_to_add_s.html

Bridgeport Elementary to add Spanish immersion program next year
By Findley Merritt
February 12, 2013

As the Hispanic population grows in Tigard-Tualatin School District, Bridgeport Elementary School will start a Spanish-English dual language program next year.

At least two full-day kindergarten classes will be taught in Spanish for half of instructional time as part of the school's first language immersion program. If there is enough enrollment to start more than two classes in kindergarten and first grade, they will.

"This is a no brainer," Director Jill Zurschmeide said.

Bridgeport is the second school in the district to start an opt-in dual-language program. Metzger Elementary School added the same program in two full-day kindergarten classrooms last fall and since, has received positive feedback from teachers and parents.

Read the full article at http://www.oregonlive.com/tigard/index.ssf/2013/02/bridgeport_elementary_to_add_s.html

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