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Elementary school to begin Spanish immersion program

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Covenant Christian School, a preschool through 8th grade school in Mishawaka has added a Spanish immersion program.

Children of largely or completely monolingual parents start the program in preschool or kindergarten, in classrooms taught completely in the Spanish. In addition to extensive research studies, schools in west Michigan have shown that students in these classes perform better on standardized tests.

An informational meeting "ice cream, immersion and information" will be held Tuesday, May 25th at 6:30pm at the school, located at Fir and Day roads in Mishawaka. Parents of upcoming preschoolers and kindergartners, and interested community members, are encouraged to attend.

This unique program is possible by partnership with add.a.lingua, a language education  firm from Grand Rapids that specializes in helping schools start programs like this.

Resources:

Meeting info: http://www.covenantchristian.us/
General FAQ: http://www.covenantchristian.us/ImmersionFAQ.cfm
Add.a.lingua: http://addalingua.com/
Contact: Barb Hesselink, Administrator Office: 574-255-5972

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