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German Dual Language Immersion Program

Goethe International Charter School (GICS) offers a 50/50 dual language immersion program with German as the target language beginning in Transitional Kindergarten or Kindergarten.

The 50/50 model, 50% English instruction and 50% German instruction continues through 5th grade for those students enrolled in the dual language immersion program. The German immersion program includes the core subject content as well as German language arts instruction. The German curriculum follows the California State Common Core Standards and follows a comprehensive German Scope and Sequence. The German language arts curriculum has been developed with interdisciplinary learning in mind. It is divided into oral practice, language and grammar and vocabulary development.