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Elementary Foreign Language

Exposure to another language is beneficial to address the communication challenges within today’s global society. Learning a world language provides a competitive edge in career choices for today’s 21st Century Student. Study of a second language results in cognitive benefits, gains in academic achievement and positive attitudes towards diversity. Rosenbusch, 1995



Students will be more comfortable and confident in a multicultural world as a result of the FLES program.


The Cedar Rapids Community School District implemented an Elementary Spanish Program during the 2011-2012 school year in all kindergarten and first grade classrooms across the District. One additional grade level will be added each subsequent year.