Extended Foreign Language (EFL) refers to a program delivery system offered at the elementary level which follows the same organization as a Bilingual School Organization except that it is only offered in selected classes per grade level. The EFL Program emphasizes the teaching of language arts and curriculum content in both English and another language (Spanish). It aims towards a 60% of instruction in English and a 40% of instruction in the targeted language.
The purpose of the EFL Program is to ensure that all students are provided an opportunity to participate in a rigorous language program that offers the prospect of becoming proficient in speaking, reading and writing in English and one other language. Because Kindergarten and Grade 1 are the target entry points for the EFL Programs, it allows for acquisition of the target language at an early age.