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French Immersion Program - Middle School Level

Program Description

Students may continue the immersion experience at one of the middle school Foreign Language Immersion Programs. For students coming from elementary French and Spanish immersion programs, a two-period block of instruction enables them to enhance their language development as well as complete the social studies courses in the same language. Students coming from elementary Chinese immersion programs will continue in a one-period language course before transitioning to the regular MCPS Chinese 2 course in Grade 7. Check with the individual school for implementation details.

Does your child have an interest in...

  • Continuing in an immersion program to expand his or her knowledge of French?
  • Reading and writing in French?
  • Discussing world events in French?
  • Exploring French culture?
 

Gaithersburg

Immersion Type

Partial

The main difference between an immersion setting and a foreign language class is the approach to second language learning. In an immersion program, language is a method for teaching the content rather than the subject of instruction.

Partial immersion programs are based on this principle with a portion of the curriculum taught in the second language. The main difference between an immersion setting and a foreign language class is the approach to second language learning. In an immersion program, language is a method for teaching the content rather than the subject of instruction.

Admission

Application (More about admissions)

Maryvale Elementary Immersion students interested in continuing the immersion program in middle school feed into Gaithersburg Middle School. Admission to the Foreign Language Immersion Program is for incoming Grade 6 students who complete the corresponding immersion program at the elementary level.

Students who did not participate in the elementary program may test into an immersion program if there is space available. Please contact the local school to find out about the application process and deadlines.

Region

Local School (More about regions)

Grade 5 students interested in continuing the immersion program must complete a Notice of Intent form for the following school year.

Transportation

Local School Neighborhood Stops, Central Location Stops (limited geographic area) (More about transportation)

 

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Silver Spring International

Immersion Type

Partial

The main difference between an immersion setting and a foreign language class is the approach to second language learning. In an immersion program, language is a method for teaching the content rather than the subject of instruction.

Partial immersion programs are based on this principle with a portion of the curriculum taught in the second language. The main difference between an immersion setting and a foreign language class is the approach to second language learning. In an immersion program, language is a method for teaching the content rather than the subject of instruction.

Admission

Application (More about admissions)

Sligo Creek Elementary Immersion students interested in continuing the immersion program in middle school feed into Silver Spring International Middle School. Admission to the Foreign Language Immersion Program is for incoming Grade 6 students who complete the corresponding immersion program at the elementary level.

Students who did not participate in the elementary program may test into an immersion program if there is space available. Please contact the local school to find out about the application process and deadlines.

Region

Local School (More about regions)

Grade 5 students interested in continuing the immersion program must complete a Notice of Intent form for the following school year.

Transportation

Local School Neighborhood Stops, Central Location Stops (limited geographic area) (More about transportation)

 

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