Parents, students impressed at Two-Way Dual-Language Information Fair (video)

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A Two-Way Dual-Language Information Fair last weekend taught parents and potential students about the many benefits of the program.

Schools that offer a Two-Way Dual-Language Program were on hand to answer any questions and provide information. School representatives explained how the program creates global citizens every day by providing students with the opportunity to learn two languages. In this program, students learn to read, write, and think in both languages, helping students to become bi-literate, bilingual and propelling them into their roles as global citizens.

One student at the information fair said the Two-Way Dual-Language Program has taught her to be more open minded while learning about different cultures. Meanwhile, a parent at the information fair said he is amazed that his second-grader can already have conversations in Spanish.

Who is eligible to enroll in the two-way program?

Students in pre-K through first grade are eligible to enroll in the program. The program extends as students advance from grade level to grade level and allows for development in their first and second language.

As students get older, it is much harder for them to successfully enter the two-way program unless they have been exposed to Spanish as an English speaker. In addition, research proves that younger students acquire a new language faster. Therefore, the earlier a student is involved in the two-way program, the more they are able to reap the benefits of the program.

What schools offer two-way dual language programs?

Click here to see a list of current schools that offer two-way programs; click here to see a list of proposed schools that could offer two-way programs next year.

Click here to visit the two-way homepage for more information.

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