Bilingual/ESL & Migrant - Two Way Dual Language Program
Bilingual/ESL & Migrant
The San Antonio ISD Two-Way Dual Language Program is an additive model that integrates students proficient in English with students identified as limited English proficient (LEP) in a purposeful and carefully planned multilingual learning environment. Two-way Dual Language provides instruction in both Spanish and English to native English speakers and native Spanish speakers in an instructional setting where language learning is integrated with content instruction. Whenever possible, 50% of students in a Two-Way Dual Language program should be dominant English speakers and 50% of students should be native speakers of the other language at the beginning of the program. The goal of Dual Language is the promotion of bilingualism, biliteracy, cross-cultural awareness, and high academic achievement with special attention given to English learners.