(INDIANAPOLIS) – The Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) announced today the grant recipients of the Indiana Dual Language Immersion (DLI) Program. The DLI Program provides grants to school corporations that establish or expand dual language immersion programs in Mandarin, Spanish, French, or other languages approved by IDOE.
“When students are immersed in diverse cultures and educated in languages beyond their own, they become better prepared for the world around us,” said Dr. Jennifer McCormick, Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction. “I am proud of the awarded schools for creating strong and diverse learning environments for their students.”
Now in its fifth year, the DLI Program distributes financial assistance to school corporations or charter schools for either the establishment of new programs or the introduction of new languages within existing programs. DLI programs must begin in kindergarten or first grade and use an instructional model that provides at least 50 percent of its instruction in a target language, with the remaining instructional time in English.
For the 2019-2020 school year, three schools received grants to continue existing programs, with two schools receiving funding for the first time.
To view a list of current grant recipients, please visit: www.doe.in.gov/sites/default/files/news/19-20-dli-grant-recipients.pdf. For additional information on the DLI Program, please visit: www.doe.in.gov/ccr/dual-language-immersion