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.
Elementary Level 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. In grade five, instruction is delivered through a 50% Spanish/50% English mix. In grades 4-5 the language of instruction is determined by content area. In fourth grade language arts, reading and mathematics are taught in Spanish and Science, Social Studies, and English literature are taught in English. In fifth grade language arts, reading, mathematics, and science and taught in English and Social Studies and Spanish literature are taught in Spanish. ELLs, who meet exit criteria anytime in this program, are reclassified as non-LEP, but remain in the program with parent permission.
Goals & Benefits All Dual Language students will:
Achieve academically in all content areas
Develop bilingual and biliterate linguistic and literacy proficiencies in English and Spanish
Develop a multicultural perspective
Here at Scarborough, we began our Dual Language Program during the 2015 - 2016 school year.