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.
You can find out even more about the Dual Language program by attending any of the following identical meetings, all of which will be held at CCSD93's District Office (230 Covington Drive in Bloomingdale):
- Wed, February 6, 7pm – 8pm
Tue, February 26, 7pm – 8pm
You'll also find more information at Kindergarten Registration on Tuesday, February 19.
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 Mr. Tom Doyle, CCSD93’s Director of Bilingual Education, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 630-539-3138.
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.