INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) announced today the grant recipients of the Indiana Dual Language Immersion (DLI) Pilot 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.
“Presenting students opportunities to learn multiple languages and about diverse cultures prepares them for the twenty-first century world in which we live,” said Dr. Jennifer McCormick, Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction. “I am thankful for the awarded schools who are providing Indiana students with this opportunity.”
In its fourth year, the DLI Program distributes financial assistance to school corporations or charter schools for either the establishment of new DLI programs or the introduction of new languages in existing DLI programs. Those programs must begin in either kindergarten or first grade and use an instructional model that provides at least 50 percent of its instruction in a target language and the remaining percentage of instructional time in English.
For the 2018-2019 school year, in total, seven schools received awards to continue existing programs, with three 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/18-19-dli-grant-recipients.pdf. For additional information on the DLI Pilot Program, please visit: www.doe.in.gov/standards/dual-language-immersion.