LEESBURG — Dual Language Immersion has expanded to second grade at Leesburg Elementary School.
Leesburg Elementary now offers DLI in kindergarten, first and second grades. Students continue to grow in both Spanish and English fluency.
After being gone for five months, students have reconnected with the immersive experience and have met the challenge with positive results. Students in the Spanish class are reviewing Spanish vocabulary and strategies for math. This year, Leesburg welcomed a new teacher, Julian Luna, who previously taught DLI at a school in Bloomington.
“We are excited to have him join our team as we move this program forward,” said Leesburg Elementary Principal Nathan Polston.
Treleen Cox partners with Julian and facilitates the English instruction as students write personal narratives and continue to grow in their reading skills. Cox’s experience living overseas adds another dimension to this program by enhancing a love for other languages. Leesburg Elementary is fortunate to house a program that enhances learning in two languages.
For more information on DLI, contact Polston at Leesburg Elementary School.