|GIVE YOUR CHILD THE GIFT OF A SECOND LANGUAGE.|
The Dual Language Classroom
Students are grouped in Bilingual Pairs in order to learn from each other’s language strengths. The pairs work together at designated times to better understand content lessons, learning stations, and/or research centers. These partnerships foster accountability, collaboration, and empathy in our students.
Our research-based, standards-aligned instruction allows students to learn at high levels while building global awareness and developing a global perspective. Hands-on, interactive Dual Language lessons and activities keep students engaged and take them deeper into grade-level skills and concepts.
Students in our program apply their language learning in a child-centered environment that fosters global leadership skills through technology, creativity, and critical thinking. It is through this experience that students are truly able to demonstrate mastery of learning.
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
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.
Dallas ISD boasts the largest Dual Language Program in the nation.
As a national leader in Dual Language instruction,
we proudly serve as the largest program in the nation,
with instruction offered at more than 145 schools.
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.
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