• Foreign Language in Elementary School (FLES)

    We prepare students for an expanding global environment by accelerating academic excellence through the teaching of two languages. We foster the appreciation and understanding of multiculturalism.

    Students in the FLES program will develop proficient communicative competence in the target language through integrated thematic instruction. Students will embrace diverse cultural perspectives.

    Students will

    • Participate in foreign language learning during the optimal years of acquisition
    • Develop positive attitudes about languages and cultures other than their own
    • Increase cognitive skills and academic abilities that will transfer to overall higher achievement
    • Enter middle school at above the beginning levels


    Foreign Language in Elementary School (FLES) - Resources

    Below are some useful videos from YouTube, organized here for your convenience.



    If I have additional questions, who can I contact?
    You can contact Katie McCluskey at Central Office at 630-534-7206 or by email at kmccluskey@d41.org.