What are dual language programs and why are they important?
Dual language programs use two languages to teach students rigorous academic content while also teaching students to be bilingual and biliterate.
As a result of dual language immersion, students develop high language ability in both languages, often
reaching a near-native level of proficiency in the target language. The benefits of dual language education do not stop with bilingualism and bliteracy. Students in dual language programs consistently perform at or above grade level on standardized assessments in math and English. These students are more aware of the world around them, are globally minded, and carry with them a deeper understanding and appreciation for other cultures outside their own. Additionally, students are more prepared for a global workforce and better able to adapt and communicate with clients, colleagues and collaborators around the world.
At this time, this program will be housed at Eastbrook South Elementary, but is available for Eastbrook North students willing to provide their own transportation. We will be taking names of students interested in this program. If interest is greater than availability class spots, we will use a blind draw lottery system for student selection. If you are interested in this program, please use the link below to enroll in this program. Only incoming kindergarten students for the 2021-2022 school year may apply.