Two-Way Dual Language

Welcome to the Dual Language Program

Dallas ISD is creating global citizens everyday by providing our students with the opportunity to learn two languages.  English speakers can learn Spanish and Spanish speakers can learn English within a program called the “Two-Way Dual Language Program.” In this program, students will learn to read, write, and think in both languages, helping students to:

  • Become biliterate
  • Become bilingual
  • Propel them into their roles as global citizens

Since 2006, the Dallas Independent School District has implemented a Dual Language model to serve Spanish and English Language Learners (ELLs). The Two-Way Dual Language model is a program in which both English and Spanish speaking learners are placed in the same classroom to learn from each other while acquiring the non-native language.

The goal of Dual Language is to provide opportunities for all students, regardless of their native language, to obtain a second language while interacting with students from diverse cultures and backgrounds, setting the stage for cultural awareness and global citizenship.