Experience Two-Way Dual Language in Dallas ISD (video)


Dallas ISD offers a wide range of opportunities for students to realize their potential by offering programs designed to give them a competitive edge in the future marketplace.

With nationally-recognized schools and innovative instruction, Dallas ISD is just the place to shape your child into a global citizen.

Through its Two-Way Dual-Language program, students learn to read, write and speak a second language.

“Being completely immersed in another language during classroom instruction affords students the opportunity to consistently practice and develop multi-lingual skills,” said Dallas ISD Bilingual/ESL Instructional Specialist Demian Hernandez. “There are many two-way dual language programs out there. But what makes ours unique is that it remains a tuition-free opportunity. And what many people don’t know is that our program is one of the nation’s largest and longest running of its kind. Over the years we have fine-tuned the two-way dual language experience and the results have been students who demonstrate higher academic performance and have greater earning potential for a 21st century economy.”

Rhonda Edmundson has twins who’ve been in Dallas ISD’s Two-Way Dual Language program since kinder and understands the value of her daughters’ experience with learning a new language and experiencing other cultures.

“Our teachers in the DISD today, are challenging our students to be problem solvers – which is a great life skill. I think the two-way dual language program takes that a step further because not only are they looking to be problem solvers, but they’re trying to do this in a second language,” Edmundson said. “So, it requires more of them. It requires them to be intense studiers and really – knowledge seekers. And that’s part of the beauty of the program – the thirst for knowledge that these kids have.”

So, prepare your child for tomorrow today. Go to www.dallasisd.org/duallanguage to learn more or make plans to attend this weekend’s Two-Way Dual-Language Fair at Townview from 9 a.m.–noon. Register here.

Please note: Dallas ISD recently made it easier for staff and students to access Youtube for professional and academic purposes. Here is how to view the above Youtube video: Staff signed into YouTube with their Google login (district email and EAD password) will have unrestricted access to YouTube. Staff signed into Chrome browser or a Chrome device will not be required to enter credentials for YouTube again, but may need to click the sign in button in the top right corner of the YouTube page to gain unrestricted access.


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