• Dual Language
  • Dallas ISD’s top-notch nationally recognized Dual Language program gives your child an opportunity to learn how to speak, write, read, listen, and think in both Spanish and English. Gaining this skill set prepares students for greater career and professional options, as well as gives them a competitive edge in the global marketplace.

    In the Dual Language classroom, instruction is provided in Spanish and English. Students also learn and grow by interacting with their peers whose first language is Spanish and/or English.

  • Dallas ISD boast the largest Dual Language Program in the Nation.

    A national leader in Dual Language instruction, Dallas ISD proudly serves as the largest program in the nation, with instruction offered at more than 145 Schools
GIVE YOUR CHILD THE GIFT OF A SECOND LANGUAGE.

The Dual Language Classroom

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I enroll in Elementary Two-Way or Secondary Dual Language?

  • What Elementary Two-Way and Secondary Dual Language seats are available?

  • Is there an ideal age to enroll my child in Elementary Two-Way Dual Language?

  • Does my child need to speak Spanish to enter the Elementary Two-Way or Secondary Dual Language Program?

  • What if my neighborhood school or current school doesn’t offer Elementary Two-Way or Secondary Dual Language?

How to Apply

  • • Apply by January 31st for an Elementary Two-Way or Secondary Dual Language School.*

    • Complete an elementary or secondary online application at www.dallasisd.org/yourchoices.

    • Students will receive notifications of acceptance from schools starting in March.

    • If you need further assistance, please contact us at 972-925-6490.

     

Path to Biliteracy

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    1.- Enter the program at pre-K or kindergarten.

    2.- Develop bilingualism and biliteracy at elementary grades kindergarten through fifth.

    3.- Further develop language skills at middle school grades.

    4.- Demonstrate Dual Language mastery in high school. College hours can be earned by completing Advanced Placement courses.

    5.- Graduate with a diploma and earn the Texas Seal of Biliteracy.

Secondary Dual Language Program

6th –8th Grade Course Offerings

  • Reading Language Arts Math Social Studies Science Languages Other
    Than English
    Technology
    Applications
    Reading 6 DL
    Math 6 DL

    World Cultures
    6 DL

    Science 6 DL

    Spanish 6 DL
    Introduction to
    Robotics DL
    Reading Language Arts
    6 DL

    Math 6 Pre-AP DL

    World Cultures
    6 Pre-AP DL

    Science 6 Pre-AP DL

    Spanish 7 DL
    Technology
    Applications DL
    Reading Language Arts
    6 Pre-AP DL

    Math 7 DL

    Texas Studies
    7 DL

    Science 7 DL

    Spanish 8 DL
     
    Reading Language Arts
    7 DL

    Math 7 Pre-AP DL

    Texas Studies
    7 Pre-AP DL

    Science 7 Pre-AP DL
       
    Reading Language Arts
    7 Pre-AP DL

    Math 8 DL

    U.S. Social Studies
    8 DL

    Science 8 DL
       
    Reading Language Arts
    8 DL

    Algebra I Pre-AP DL

    U.S. Social Studies
    8 Pre-AP DL

    Astronomy 8 DL
       
          Physics Pre-AP DL    

9th–12th Grade Course Offerings

  • Reading Language Arts Math Social Studies Science Languages Other
    Than English
    Technology
    Applications

    Reading 6 DL

    Math 6 DL

    World Cultures 6 DL

    Science 6 DL

    Spanish 6 DL
    Introduction to Robotics DL

    Reading Language Arts 6 DL

    Math 6 Pre-AP DL

    World Cultures 6 Pre-AP DL

    Science 6 Pre-AP DL

    Spanish 7 DL
    Technology Applications DL

    Reading Language Arts 6 Pre-AP DL

    Math 7 DL

    Texas Studies 7 DL

    Science 7 DL

    Spanish 8 DL
     

    Reading Language Arts 7 DL

    Math 7 Pre-AP DL

    Texas Studies 7 Pre-AP DL

    Science 7 Pre-AP DL
       

    Reading Language Arts 7 Pre-AP DL

    Math 8 DL

    U.S. Social Studies 8 DL

    Science 8 DL
       

    Reading Language Arts 8 DL

    Algebra I Pre-AP DL

    U.S. Social Studies 8 Pre-AP DL

    Astronomy 8 DL
       
          Physics Pre-AP DL    
  • Dual Language students in our Secondary Dual Language program must successfully complete two Dual Language courses per year. This includes one core content course and one Languages Other than English course. Additionally, students may also take an elective Dual Language course. All Dual Language courses are taught in Spanish.

    *DL: Dual Language Course | Pre-AP: Pre-Advanced Placement Course | AP: Advanced Placement Course

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