Dual Language Enrichment Program Campuses

McAllen ISD Dual Language Programs 2020 - 2021

The Purpose of Dual Language

To achieve high levels of cognitive, academic, and linguistic proficiency in two languages, while developing higher order thinking skills and on-grade level concepts in a student-centered, inquiry-based environment.

"He who speaks two languages, is worth two persons." - El que sabe dos idiomas, vale por dos.


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Key Elements of the Dual Language Enrichment Program

  1. Develop bilingual and biliterate students by 5th Grade;

  2. Challenging, interactive, and authentic instruction;

  3. Inquiry-based, project-based learning environment;

  4. High levels of collaboration among students;

  5. Teachers teach to the top top 25% of the class;

  6. Use of sheltered instruction to make content comprehensible in the second language;

  7. Reach high levels of literacy in the first and second language across all content areas.