Dual Language Program

  • Philosophical Overview:

    In alignment to District 300’s central mission, to ensure all students are college and career ready upon graduation, the English Learners department provides dual language students with a quality education that will enable them to attain English and Spanish proficiency so all students become bilingual, biliterate, and bicultural, achieve academically, and continuously strive to eliminate the achievement gap within a socially, linguistically and culturally supportive environment.

     

    Overview of Grade Levels:

    In elementary schools, dual language students follow a specific language allocation model depending on their grade level. Based on the language allocation, content areas are taught in English or Spanish for a specific amount of time. 

     

    Grade Level: K - 1

    Language Allocations: 80/20 - 80% Spanish 20% English

    Spanish Language: Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies as content areas taught in Spanish

    English Language: Language Arts

    Other: STEM, PE, Art, Music

     

    Grade Level: 2

    Language Allocations: 70/30 - 70% Spanish 30% English

    Spanish Language: Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies as content areas taught in Spanish

    English Language: Language Arts

    Other: STEM, PE, Art, Music

     

    Grade Level: 3 - 5

    Language Allocations: 50/50 - 50% Spanish 50% English

    Spanish Language: Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies as content areas taught in Spanish

    English Language: Language Arts, Math

    Other: STEM, PE, Art, Music

     

    In middle school: Dual language students follow the same nine period day as their peers not in the dual language program. All dual language students receive Spanish instruction in the content area of social studies and are enrolled in a Spanish literacy elective class. All other content areas and electives are taught in English.

    Dual Language is currently not offered at the high school level. The English Learners department is developing and looking into different options to incorporate the dual language philosophies within our high schools.

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     Director of English Learner

    Services and World Languages

     

    Joshua Perdomo

     

    joshua.perdomo@d300.org