Dual LanguageatPreston Hollow Elementary
What is Dual Language?
Two-Way Dual Language program offers students the opportunity to learn to read, write, and speak in both English and Spanish. Our 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.
The Two-Way 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 students participating in the Two-Way program.
The Dual Language experience provides students the opportunity to become not only global minded citizens, but global leaders as well, positioning them for future advancement, opportunities, and achievement.How do I sign up for the Dual Language Program?
Come to Kindergarten Roundup for more information about registration and enrollment.
There will be one Dual Language Kindergarten class and one First grade Dual Language class in the 2017-2018 school year. If spaces become full, priority will be given to students in the Preston Hollow attendance zone boundaries and families with siblings already enrolled in the program.
However, going into the program later than Kindergarten may present a situation in which the student may have a difficult time catching up with his or her classmates in language acquisition skills.What are expectations of me as a parent?
As with any other aspect of your child's education and development, your involvement is instrumental to ensuring the most favorable outcome. There are many opportunities to participate in the program as a parent, including planning-attending parent events; reading to students; participating in PTA meetings; etc.
How are the teachers trained to teach this special curriculum?Do they attend classes, etc.?
Teachers are required to have bilingual teaching certification.
Teachers are also required to attend Dual Language training throughout the year and collaborate with other schools who have had the Dual Language program established.
Is my child being taught "less" of the traditional curriculum due to their involvement in this program?
No, the curriculum objectives are the same. The difference is that some of the curriculum is being taught in the child’s 2nd language.Is there a web-site where I can obtain addition information regarding the Gomez & Gomez Dual Language Model?
Gomez & Gomez website: www.dlti.us