Dual Language Enrollment 2017-18

Go to austinisd.org/academics/ell/duallanguage/enroll for information on Dual Language enrollment for PreK and Kindergarten for 2017-18.


Vision/Program Goals

  1. Students will participate in a rigorous academic program that accelerates their learning.
  2. Students will develop a high linguistic proficiency in two languages.
  3. Students will develop a high academic proficiency in two languages.
  4. Students will develop positive cross-cultural attitudes.


Austin ISD Dual Language students will develop a high academic and linguistic proficiency in two languages by participating in a rigorous academic program that enhances the development of bilingualism, biculturalism, and biliteracy so that students will graduate ready for college, career, and life in a globally competitive economy.

Program Models

One-Way Dual Language supports “one language” group of students to become bilingual, bicultural , and biliterate. For example, students whose primary language is Spanish would learn in English and Spanish.

Two-Way Dual Language immersion is a biliteracy program model that integrates students proficient in English and students identified as limited English proficient. This model provides instruction in both English and Spanish, or another language, and transfers a student identified as limited English proficient to English-only instruction. 


Click here for the Dual Language brochure in English, Spanish and Vietnamese.

 Click on the square at the top left of the map to see the list of schools.

For more information about the One-Way and Two-Way Immersion/Dual Language Program at Austin ISD, please email:

Claudia Kramer Santamaria, Assistant Director of Elementary Dual Language