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Jones Elementary Becomes First Global Teaching Partners Language Immersion Model School

January 19, 2023 – Jones Elementary School will soon become an international model of language immersion education.

Global Teaching Partners, a nationally recognized exchange program, announced that Jones Elementary would be its first Global Language Immersion Model school. The school will become a hub for school districts and educators across the state to learn how to implement an immersion program successfully.

School administrators will guide Global Teaching Partners’ best practices for a full dual-language immersion program. Teachers and administrators will also offer training and shadowing opportunities for dual immersion teachers and new principals.

Jones Elementary is one of the oldest language immersion schools in North Carolina. Students learn in both English and Spanish. The school’s history of success in this learning model made it Global Teaching Partners’ primary choice to launch its new venture.

“The benefits of dual language immersion are well documented and support native and non-native English speakers…,” Superintendent Dr. Whitney Oakley said. “By starting students in a second language at a young age, we are helping them improve their overall language skills, increase their cultural understanding and prepare them to compete in a global economy. This connection through Global Teaching Partners will continue to position Jones and Guilford County Schools as leaders in dual language programming.”

Guilford County Schools has a language immersion model in five schools: Jones Elementary, Hunter Elementary, Kirkman Park Elementary, Allen Jay Elementary and Swann Middle. Parents can apply to enroll their child in Jones, Kirkman Park, Swann and other choice programs by clicking here.