Bilingual students encouraged
— reported by the Pasadena Citizen
An effort to expand students’ future employment options begins at kindergarten level for Garfield Elementary School with its dual-language program, Two Way Immersion Program.
The program has been an active part of the Garfield curriculum for three years and Garza hopes to promote awareness for the program throughout the entire Pasadena Independent School District.
The Two Way Immersion Program works in a collective classroom environment in kindergarten through second grade. Two teachers conduct a shared reading lesson in both English and a second language, which is designated by the school according to the ethnic demographic of that school, said Garza.
Because Garfield has a high Hispanic student population, Spanish is the second language used in the school’s program.