Dual Language Home
CCSD93 began its Dual Language program during the 2015-16 school year. All incoming CCSD93 kindergarten students, as well as students in high grade levels in some circumstances, have the option to enroll in the Dual Language program each school year. It is housed at Roy DeShane School, Cloverdale School, and Elsie Johnson School and consists of both English and Spanish-speaking students. Students in this program receive instruction in English and in Spanish, and the purpose is to encourage bilingualism, biliteracy, and cultural competency among all of those in the program.
For more information on the program, view this video.
Research has shown that:
- Dual language students may perform at or above grade level when compared with non-dual language students (Thomas and Collier, 2009).
- Bilingual speakers tend to multi-task and maintain better cognitive function with age (Bialystok, 2011).
- Early foreign language study gives children insight into other cultures and builds their cultural competency (Curtain & Dahlberg, 2014).
- Dual language programs have shown to be effective in closing the achievement gap between English Language Learners and English native speakers (Thomas and Collier, 2004).
Please direct any questions you may have to Mireya Sanchez, CCSD93’s Director of English Language Services, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 630-539-3138.
If your child's homeschool is Roy DeShane, Carol Stream or Heritage Lakes School then please complete and send the consent form for Roy Deshane School.
If your child's homeschool is Cloverdale, Elsie Johnson, or Western Trails then please complete and send the consent form for Cloverdale School.
All consent forms should be sent or emailed to Mireya Sanchez, Director for English Language Services:
230 Covington Dr.