Did you know that at Canyons District, it’s possible to learn two languages at the same time and to graduate from high school fluent in both? The start of October signals the opening of the window to apply for Canyons District’s Dual Language Immersion Programs for the 2018-2019 school year. From Monday, Oct. 9 to Wednesday, Nov. 22, parents and guardians can apply online to have their children learn Spanish, French or Mandarin Chinese. In addition, parents and guardians who have questions about the programs are invited to a Parent Information Night on Wednesday, Nov. 1. The 6-8 p.m. event will be held in
Bon boulot, gong xi and felicitaciones to students throughout Canyons District who are making waves with their language skills. On Friday, May 5, 2017, Draper Park Middle students Ariel Harp and McKay Larsen took first place at the Chinese Bridge Language Contest at the University of Maryland. Harp and Larson represented Utah for the first time in the competition, where they competed in the Cultural Performance category. Harp also won first place in the Level 4 Speech Contest at the Chinese Language Fair at BYU in April. She was joined by 11 other Draper Park Middle students who received superior
Two Canyons District employees a teacher and an administrator were recognized this month for their contributions to the rapidly-growing field of language immersion. You Yin-Yao, a Dual Language Immersion teacher at Draper Elementary, was named the International Teacher of the Year by the Utah Foreign Language Association (UFLA). He received the award Thursday, Feb. 9 during a conference at Utah Valley University. The plaque he received says the award is “in recognition of his energy, his industry, his caring, and his tireless dedication to the students at Draper Elementary, Canyons School District, and the teaching of Chinese language and
The Draper Dragons received a special visit this week from a Chinese dignitary. Education Minister Counselor Cen Jianjun toured Draper Elementary’s Mandarin Chinese-English Dual Language Immersion classrooms while on a visit to Utah sponsored by Brigham Young University. Fourth and fifth grade students had a chance to interact directly with Counselor Cen, and ask him questions about where he lives and the types of food he likes to eat. “Ask him if he knows about cotton candy,” an enthusiastic student asked her teacher after struggling to describe the fluffy confection in Mandarin. Younger students sang songs and performed language and
Canyons District has started accepting applications for its Dual Language Immersion Programs for the 2017-2018 school year. From Monday, Oct. 3 to Wednesday, Nov. 23, parents and guardians can apply online to have their children learn Spanish, French or Mandarin Chinese. In addition, parents and guardians who have questions about the programs are invited to a Parent Information Night on Wednesday, November 2. The 6 p.m. event will be in the Jordan High School Atrium. 95E Beetdigger Blvd. Please note, that students with siblings currently enrolled in a Dual Language Immersion school must still submit applications by the Nov. 23 deadline.