- Melaleuca Elementary
Dual Language English Spanish Program
Students will develop high levels of academic proficiency in their first language.
Students will develop high levels of academic proficiency in a second language.
Students will become fully bilingual and bi-literate.
Students will demonstrate positive cross-cultural attitudes and behaviors.
Benefits of Dual Language
Students are immersed in an additive bilingual environment that supports the development of both languages. Research studies indicate that participation in a Dual Language program can have positive effects on all students. Some of the benefits of participation in Dual Language include.
Students will demonstrate:
• Improved performance versus monolingual students on tasks that call for divergent thinking, pattern recognition, and problem-solving.
• Additional knowledge and understanding of one’s native language.
Greater understanding, tolerance, appreciation, and respect for other languages and cultures.
Enrolling in Dual Language at Melaleuca Elementary
Students who live within Melaleuca’s attendance boundaries can request entry into the Dual Language Program during registration. Students, usually, enter in kindergarten and remain in the program through 5th grade. It is important that parents are committed to supporting their child’s growth as a bilingual learner throughout the full six years of the program.
- Critical Thinking
- Valuing differences
- Understanding global issues
- Global Connection
- Intercultural Understanding
- Self Awareness
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