Dual Language

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Dual language is a form of education in which students are taught literacy and content in two languages.  These programs aim for bilingualism (see related links for definition) and bilieracy (see related links for definition), academic achievement equal to that of students in non-dual language programs and cross-cultural competence. 

There are four main types of dual language programs:

  • Developmental or maintence bilingual programs enroll primarily students who are native speakers of the partner language.
  • Two-way immersion programs enroll a balance of native English speakers and native speakers of the partner anguage.
  • One-way immersion programs enroll primarily native English speakers.
  • Heritage Language programs enroll students who are dominant in English but whose family is or was dominant in the partner language.


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