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7 things to know about dual-language schools in LA




First grader Elizabeth Gatlardo reads a Spanish-language science textbook at George Brown Elementary, a dual-language school in San Bernardino, on Monday morning, May 4, 2015.
First grader Elizabeth Gatlardo reads a Spanish-language science textbook at George Brown Elementary, a dual-language school in San Bernardino, on Monday morning, May 4, 2015.
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This week on Take Two, we've been talking through the various school options here in Southern California.  

Today, we're tackling dual-language schools.

If you speak another language at home, or would love for your child to be able to converse in French, Mandarin or Spanish, these campuses, also known as two-way immersion schools, could be a great option.

Southern California Public Radio's Early Childhood Education correspondent Deepa Fernandes shared a variety of viewpoints on dual language learning, and here are a few of them:

Series: Good Schools

As part of its Good Schools series, Take Two looks at the education landscape in the Los Angeles area. That includes its public schools, magnets, charters, private institutions and dual-language programs. You’ll hear from parents, academics, teachers, kids and even a couple of TV show producers.

Read more in this series and let us know your thoughts on Facebook, or tweet us @Take Two and @KPCC with the hashtag #goodschools.