Dual Language Program - Overview
What is Dual Language Immersion?
Two-Way Dual Language (DL) classes are ideally made up of half English speakers and half Spanish speakers. Beginning in 5K, ninety percent of the classroom instruction is in Spanish. The percentage of English instruction increases each year. A Two-Way Dual Language program provides our English speaking children the opportunity to learn a second language, through academic content, alongside native Spanish speaking peers. Spanish speaking children have the opportunity to be instructed with English speaking student models, while developing their language skills through academic content. The optimal window of learning a second language is during a child's primary years. Both groups will benefit from the multicultural/multilingual aspect of the program.
Why choose Dual Language Immersion for your child?
Your family values bilingualism and cultural diversity
It’s easy to learn a 2nd language at a young age
65% of people in the world are bilingual or multilingual
Increases brain power
Improves college prospects
Opens doors to great careers
Enriches their lives
Students can earn the Seal of Biliteracy, which gives students a competitive advantage in the workplace & college
Steps to get started in the Dual Language Program:
Fill out the Dual Language Interest Form and submit it
Attend Presentation on the program (info to follow after interest form is submitted)
Fill out the Dual Language Consent Form and submit it
Optional: Schedule a tour by contacting Christina Arambula at 262-233-6305
For more information about the Delavan-Darien Dual Language Program, please contact Irma Nixon, Dual Language Coordinator @ 262-2330-6549; firstname.lastname@example.org