Dual Language for Rising Kinders
What is Dual Language?
Why would I want to enroll my child?
Nearly 40 years of research has shown that immersion students score significantly higher on standardized tests than non-immersion students.
Students educated in a dual language program are better able to navigate the complexities of a multicultural global society.
Research shows that the bilingual brain is better able to perform high level thinking processes than the monolingual brain.
Is the dual immersion program only for children who want to learn Spanish?
Dual language programs are also proving to be far more beneficial to English Language Learners (ELLs) than simply placing ELL students in English-speaking classrooms.
A recent study by the RAND Corporation found that ELLs in dual language programs are more likely to succeed academically in a number of key areas. In comparison to English learners who were not enrolled in dual language programs, these students were found to:
- Outperform their peers on state reading tests
- Be more likely to be classified as “English proficient” by grade 6