District 103 is proud to offer a comprehensive World Language Program in grades K – 8. Highlights of our World Language program follow:
- Program Model is content-enriched FLES; uses a foreign language to teach subject content from the regular school curriculum; focus is not on language instruction alone.
- Language is Spanish.
- Students in grades kindergarten through 2 receive approximately 1.5–2 hours of Spanish instruction weekly.
- Students in grades 3 through 5 receive approximately 2.5 hours of Spanish instruction weekly.
- Students in grades 6 through 8 receive approximately 3.5 hours of Spanish instruction weekly.
In March 2013, the Board of Education approved our World Language Program based on the results of a comprehensive study and created an implementation plan to expand world language instruction for our students. For more information on this process, please access the links below: