Elementary Dual Language
Dual Language | Participating Schools | Curriculum
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.
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.