Dual Language

  • We offer two types of Dual Language classes to our students. Native Spanish speakers in grades K-6 

    who are eligible to receive ELL services participate in our One-Way program. Two-Way Dual Language is offered to students in kindergarten and first grade where half the class is made up of native English speakers and half the class is made up of native Spanish speakers. These students work together as they learn each others' languages and become bilingual, biliterate and bicultural. 

     Dual language is a form of bilingual education in which students are taught literacy and content in two languages.

    Dual language programs foster bilingualism, bi-literacy, enhanced awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity, and high levels of academic achievement through instruction in two languages.            

     ...Taken from National Dual Language Consortium


    One Way vs. Two Way Dual Language
    One-Way Dual Language Two-Way Dual Language

    One linguistic group of students is involved


    1. Native speakers of Spanish eligible for ELL services                                                                                





    Two linguistic groups of students are involved


    1. Native speakers of Spanish eligible AND entitled to receive ELL services


    2. Native speakers of English or English dominant students are invited to participate as an enrichment program.



      Click here to visit the U-46 Dual Language page.