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Mansfield Independent School District

Elementary Dual Language

Dual Language  | Participating Schools | Curriculum

Mission

Mansfield ISD is committed to providing a quality Dual Language Program where students develop a high level of academic and linguistic proficiency in two languages by participating in a rigorous academic program that enhances the development of bilingualism, biculturalism, and bi-literacy so that students will graduate ready for college, career, and life in a globally competitive economy.

Program Goals

  • Enable ELLs to become competent in listening, speaking, reading, and writing of English through the development of literacy and academic skills in the primary language and English

  • Emphasize mastery of English language skills, as well as math, science, and social studies

  • Use instructional approaches designed to meet the needs of ELLs

  • Be an integral part of the total school program

  • Utilize the essential knowledge and skills required by the state as the curriculum

Instructional Program Models

Advantages of a Dual Language Program

  • Students in dual language programs do as well or better than students learning only in English on standardized tests given in English.

  • Learning a language positively impacts the structure and cognitive functions of the brain. This in turn can lead to respect of multiple cultural heritages and languages that build friendships that cross class language boundaries.

  • Increases the marketable skills in a global society.

  • Dual language is the only program for ELLs that definitively closes the achievement gap.


 


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