CCSD93 Dual Language Program
CCSD93 offers a Dual Language program. All incoming CCSD93 kindergarten students have the option to enroll in the Dual Language program for next school year. It consists of both English and Spanish-speaking students. Students in this program will 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.
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).
Find out about CCSD93's Dual Language Program by watching this video!
Find out even more from this Dual Language Parent Info Night video!
You can find the slides from this video linked here.