Dual Language

Dual Language Program Goals

Students in dual language programs are presented with the social and cognitive benefits of bilingualism. They gain a second language, a broader vocabulary, and multiple views of the world (Cazabon, Lambert & Heise-Baigorria, 2002). In order to acquire these benefits, the program sets out to accomplish the following goals:

  • Develop high levels of proficiency in Spanish and English.
  • Help students achieve grade level academic performance in Spanish and English.
  • Raise self-esteem for all children.
  • Take advantage of the optimal window of learning a second language during the primary years.
  • Develop bilingualism, bi-literacy and biculturalism.

Program Contacts

Blanca Harvey
Dual Language Facilitator/Bilingual Literacy Coach
(509) 222-6899