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MPS offers several bilingual and English as a Second Language (ESL) and Immersion programs all aimed at preparing students for today's global economy while encouraging cultural pride and tolerance.

ESL- English as a Second Language children are given help in learning the content areas in English, however help may or may not be given in their first language. The ESL classroom differs from a bilingual classroom in several ways. There is a lesser emphasis on first language preservation and the classroom may be made up of children speaking several different languages.

ESL stand-alone programs are offered at:

Elementary/Middle
Academy of Accelerated Learning
Bethune Academy (K-8)
Burbank (K-8)
Dover (Int. Newcomer Ctr)
Garland
Humboldt Park (K-8)
Kluge
Milwaukee Academy of Chinese Language (Int. Newcomer Ctr)
Neeskara
Parkview
Story
Stuart
Victory

High
Washington HS of Information Technology

Spanish/English Bilingual Programs are designed to preserve and develop the first language while ensuring full proficiency in English. Children are taught all subject areas in both English and Spanish. ESL is a component of bilingual programs.

Spanish/English Bilingual Programs are offered at:

Elementary
Academia de Lenguaje y Bellas Artes (ALBA)
Allen-Field
Doerfler
Forest Home Ave.
Fratney St.
Greenfield
Hayes Bilingual
Kagel
Lincoln Ave.
Longfellow
Mitchell
Morgandale (Bilingual Program, but not for Limited English Proficient (LEP) students)
Pierce
Riley
Rogers St. Academy
Vieau

Middle
Audubon
Fritsche
Lincoln Center of the Arts
Wedgewood Park International

High Schools
ALAS
Pulaski
Riverside University
South Division

Southeast Asian/English Bilingual Programs are designed to preserve and develop the first language while ensuring full proficiency in English. Children are taught all subject areas in both English and their first language. ESL is a component of bilingual programs.

Southeast Asian/English Bilingual Programs are offered at:

Elementary
Academy of Accelerated Learning
Story

Two-way Bilingual Program (also referred to as dual language) serves both language minority students and language majority students in the same classrooms. Generally, 50% of the students come from each language group. Both languages are used in teaching all subject areas.

Two-way Bilingual Program are offered at:

Elementary
Fratney
Hayes

Middle
Lincoln Center of the Arts

Immersion Programs are designed to provide English- speaking students with the opportunity to learn a second language. All subject areas are taught in the second language and instruction in English Reading is taught beginning in the second grade. Immersion schools are all citywide specialty schools with no seats reserved for walk-zone pupils. All immersion elementary schools feed into Milwaukee School of Languages where immersion instruction is continued through middle and high school.

Immersion Programs are offered at:

Elementary
Milwaukee French Immersion
Milwaukee German Immersion
Milwaukee Spanish Immersion
Victory School (Milwaukee Italian Immersion program)

Middle
Milwaukee School of Languages

High
Milwaukee School of Languages

NEW! – Learn Mandarin Chinese at Milwaukee Academy of Chinese Language (MACL)
Building on MPS's language immersion initiative, Mandarin Chinese is being taught daily at the Milwaukee Academy of Chinese Language. The focus will be basic Mandarin Chinese language acquisition as well as an introduction to the southeast Asian culture. Call the school for more information and to enroll.



Interpreter Handbook - April 2013