Two-Way Dual Language

What is Dual Language?

  • Dual Language is the Board-approved bilingual program for Dallas ISD. It is the most powerful school reform model for high academic achievement that supports the development of bilingualism, biliteracy, and biculturalism for all participating students. Dual Language is a biliteracy program that provides instruction in English and Spanish. 

    The primary goals of a Dual Language program are bilingualism and biliteracy, high academic achievement and socio-cultural competence. 

    Dallas ISD boasts the largest Dual Language Program in the nation.

    Dallas ISD offers:

    • One-Way Dual Language (PK-5th)
    • Two-Way Dual Language (PK-5th)
    • Secondary Dual Language (6th-12th)

    The Dual Language progam serves students identified as English learners in grades PK-5 and a program of choice for all students across the District.

    Dual Language program offers students the opportunity to learn to read, write and speak in both English and Spanish. Beginning as early as pre-kindergarten, students have the opportunity to work side-by-side with students of various cultures and backgrounds as they learn English and Spanish across a range of content areas.

    Dual Language program allows students to develop the ability to think, write, and speak in both English and Spanish.  Advanced academic achievements, higher career earning potential, and cultural engagement are clear benefits for student participating in the Dual Language program.

    The Dual Language experience provides students the opportunity to become not only global citizens, but global leaders as well, positioning them for future advancement, opportunities and achievement.

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