About the Dual Language Enrichment Program
Gainesville ISD is implementing the Two-Way Dual Language Enrichment Program of English and Spanish instruction for students beginning the 2017-2018 school year.
The Two-Way Dual Language model is a program in which both English and Spanish speaking learners are placed in the same classroom to learn from each other while acquiring the non-native language.
The goal of Dual Language is to provide opportunities for all students, regardless of their native language, to obtain a second language while interacting with students from diverse cultures and backgrounds, setting the stage for cultural awareness and global citizenship.
Eligible students are:
· English speaking students entering Pre-K, Kindergarten, or first grade
· Spanish speaking students (eligible as Limited English Proficient) who will be entering Pre-K, Kinder, or first grade
Students should consistently remain in the Dual Language program to receive the full benefit of the Dual Language Enrichment Program.
Currently GISD has a one-way program:
Beginning in 2017--2018, GISD will implement a two-way program:
Students participate daily in various methods of bilingual “support” activities designed to develop social and academic bilingualism and bi-literacy as well as academic skills/concepts appropriate for the grade.
To apply for enrollment, please visit Edison Elementary at 1 Edison Drive, Gainesville, TX or call 940-665-6091 or email Dual Language Program Information.