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Two-Way Dual Language Program

MISD’s two-way dual language (TWDL) program allows Spanish and English native speakers the opportunity to learn two languages through cooperative learning and collaboration.

Second language acquisition has been proven to increase cognitive abilities and improve thinking and verbal skills. The additional benefits students can gain are numerous allowing students to be even more college and career ready.

About the Program

TWDL is an enrichment program in which students learn to speak, read and write in Spanish and English. Both Spanish and English native speakers are welcome to register.

Interested parents must commit to keeping their child in the program throughout the student's elementary grades.

The program is currently offered at D.P. Morris Elementary School and Erma Nash Elementary School. Transportation for the program is provided and the school assignment is based upon the student's current attendance zone. See which school your child would be zoned to.

Registering Your Child

The application window for the 2020-21 school term is March 19, 2020 through April 30, 2020. To participate in the program, students must meet the following criteria:

  1. Applicants must be zoned to attend schools in Mansfield ISD;
  2. Parents must attend one informational session;
  3. Applications must be completed by the registration deadline

Eligible students will be accepted to the program based on space availability. In the event interest exceeds the number of spots available, students will be chosen for participation by lottery.

TWDL Registration Steps

Apply Online | The 2020-21 application will be available on March 19, 2020.

Parent Information Meetings

Attendance to a parent information meeting is mandatory for consideration into the program. Attendance, however, is not an indication that your child has been accepted into the program.

All meetings take place from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. on the following dates:

  • March 19, 2020 | Erma Nash Elementary (canceled)
  • March 26, 2020 | D.P. Morris Elementary (canceled)
  • April 2, 2020 | R.L. Anderson Complex  (canceled)
  • April 8, 2020 | R.L. Anderson Complex (canceled)
  • April 23, 2020 | R.L. Anderson Complex (canceled)

TWDL Parent Info Presentation

For all upcoming meetings and important deadlines, download the TWDL Timeline. For more information, please contact Debbie Strand, Dual Language Instructional Specialist, at 817-299-4397 or DeborahStrand@misdmail.org.