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Briscoe Elementary

A Dual Language Campus

BRISCOE ELEMENTARY
DUAL LANGUAGE PROGRAM
 
 
Program Goals


Students in the Dual Language program will become:
 

*Bilingual – fluent in English and Spanish

*Bilingual – achieve high levels of proficiency

  in all academic subjects in both languages

*Bilingual – understand other cultures.

 
 
 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

 

Dual Language Program

The Dual Language Program is both an additive bilingual program for Spanish-speaking students and a foreign language immersion program for English-speaking students. In Two-Way classrooms, a combination of native Spanish speakers and native English speakers are taught together in an effort to develop full bilingualism and bi-literacy for both groups of students.

All participating students receive instruction in language arts and content subjects primarily in Spanish in the early grades (K-2) with a grade specific amount of English as a Second Language/English Language Development instruction incorporated daily. English instruction is gradually increased through the grade levels (K-2) and by third grade instruction is presented in a 50% Spanish/50% English format.
 
ELLs, who meet exit criteria anytime in this program, are reclassified as non-LEP, but remain in the program with parent permission.

 

 PROGRAM BENEFITS

 

Students enrolled in the Dual LanguageTwo-Way Immersion Program:

·         Have improved school performance

·         Develop superior problem-solving skills

·         Are more creative

·         Demonstrate higher achievement in

English Language Arts

·         Build higher level verbal skills

·         Achieve greater proficiency in

      pronunciation and language skills in

      the second language                                          

·         Acquire multicultural competencies and

      perspectives

·         Develop a life-long ability to communicate

      with more people

·         Have an advantage in the job market

 
 

PROGRAM SUPPORT 
 

·         Administrative support

·         Title I & Title III Programs

·         After School Tutorials

·         Spanish Homework Assistance

·         Home/School Collaboration

·         Computer Instruction

·         Specialized Staff Development

·         Instructional and Technology Materials

·         Summer School Support
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