Hundreds of DPS middle and high school students learned about global education during celebration of International Education Week at WCCCD

DPS serves more than 9,000 students in meeting their foreign language requirements, offering 9 different languages in our schools and immersion programs beginning in preschool, and serves more than 8,000 students, speaking 44 different languages in schools through the district’s bilingual education programs

 Wayne County Community College District School of Continuing Education, in Partnership with the Detroit Public Schools’ Office of Social Studies, celebrated International Education Week, allowing hundreds of DPS middle and high school students to learn about global education at WCCCD.

The week is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and International Council. It provides a celebration of international education and exchange that promotes programs that prepare students for a global environment. It also attracts future leaders from abroad to study and live in the United States.

Participants had an opportunity to:

  • Explore the importance of international education and the impact that it has on the world
  • Identify the various languages spoken in other countries through skits
  • Enjoy a small group discussion on international events that affect the world

About DPS’ Multilingual-Multicultural Education programs

The Detroit Public Schools Department of Multilingual-Multicultural Education educates children to become effective and productive dual language citizens and master the English Language.

We serve more than 9,000 students in meeting their foreign language requirements, offering 9 different languages in our schools, including immersion programs that begin in preschool. The 9 languages offered are: Spanish, French, German, Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, Russian, Latin, and Sign Language.

We also serve more than 8,000 students, speaking 44 different languages in schools throughout the district, to learn the English Language and American Culture while mastering core subject areas.

Our celebrated language schools include the Academy of the Americas, where our students are nurtured to excel in academics and become literate in both Spanish and English, and the Foreign Language Immersion and Cultural Studies Schools (FLICS), where students can experience a rigorous core curriculum and immersion in French, Spanish, Japanese or Chinese.

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