Parents of children in Canyons District’s Dual Language Immersion program may be impressed when they hear their kiddos rattling off phrases in a foreign language.
But how can they be sure that their children are gaining proficiency in the language they are studying?
That will be the topic of discussion at a 6 p.m. meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 22 in the Canyons Center of the Canyons District Offices, 9361 S. 300 East.
At the “Parent Proficiency Night,” Canyons DLI specialists will discuss what proficiency in a target language looks like. They also will review established performance benchmarks and give tips on how parents can best support their child’s advancement in a global language.
Teachers also will provide examples of classroom activities and assessments.
The goal of the DLI program is to ensure that a DLI students achieve language proficiency that will prepare them to be college- and career-ready in a global society and marketplace. For this purpose, the Utah DLI program has adopted proficiency targets in listening, speaking, reading and writing for every grade level.
More information about Canyons’ DLI program can be found on the District's website. Questions? Please call the CSD Instructional Supports Department at 801-826-5026.