Dual Language

Austin ISD Dual Language (DL) 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.

  • Students will participate in a rigorous academic program.
  • Students will develop a high academic proficiency in two languages.
  • Students will develop a high linguistic proficiency in two languages.
  • Students will develop positive cross-cultural attitudes.

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Elementary

 

Dual Language Application Process 2018-19
PreK and Kinder

Applications for enrollment into the Dual Language program for students entering PreK and Kindergarten are being accepted until January 31, 2018. In order to view the most updated information, be sure to refresh your screen before opening the link below.

AISD Dual Language Application Forms and process.

 

Lenguaje Dual - PreK y Kinder
Proceso de Aplicación 2018-19

Las solicitudes para inscribirse en el programa de Lenguaje Dual para estudiantes que ingresan a PreK y Kindergarten están siendo aceptadas hasta el 31 de enero de 2018. Para ver la información actualizada, asegure que actualize la pantalla antes de abrir el enlance que se encuentra debajo. 

Paquete de aplicación Para el programa de Lenguaje Dual para PreK y Kinder.

 


 

Dual Language: One-Way Spanish

One-Way Dual Language is a Spanish dual language program that includes instruction in both English and Spanish to help students excel academically while becoming bilingual, biliterate, and bicultural. A one-way program is intended for native Spanish speakers.

Dual Language: Two-Way Spanish

Two-Way Dual Language is a Spanish dual language program that includes instruction in both English and Spanish to help students excel academically while becoming bilingual, biliterate, and bicultural. A two-way program is intended for both native Spanish speakers and native English speakers.

Dual Language: Two-Way Vietnamese

Two-Way Vietnamese is a Vietnamese dual language program that includes instruction in both English and Vietnamese to help students excel academically while becoming bilingual, biliterate, and bicultural. A two-way program is intended for both native Vietnamese speakers and native English speakers.

The dual language program in English and Vietnamese is offered at Summitt Elementary School. For information, go to www.aisdvietdl.org.

Dual Language Program Elements

These program elements define classroom and grade-level expectations in order to achieve AISD’s Dual Language Program goals:

  • Rigorous cognitive and academic development
  • Academic proficiency in two languages
  • Positive cross-cultural development

Elements

  1. Biliteracy: Biliteracy provides the foundation for academic proficiency in two languages.  It is the ability to effectively communicate or understand written thoughts and ideas through the grammatical systems, vocabularies, and written symbols of two different languages.

  2. Dual Language Lesson: Includes elements that are unique to biliteracy.

  3. Language of Instruction: Dual Language instruction requires a strict adherence to language of instruction (LOI) in the content areas without translation from the teacher.

  4. Teaching for Transfer: Teaching for transfer refers to the instructional process whereby students master concepts and vocabulary in Language of Instruction and then transfer their knowledge of the concepts and vocabulary to the partner language, with the goal of academic biliteracy.

  5. Vocabulary and Content Enrichment: Vocabulary and content enrichment refers to the process of acquiring academic content and vocabulary in both languages, including the “Teaching for Transfer” process.

  6. Collaborative Learning: Collaborative learning is an effective approach to teaching and learning that involves heterogeneous groups of students  working towards a common goal.

  7. Daily Writing: Daily writing takes place across all content areas throughout the day in Language of Instruction.

  8. Authentic Student Work Displayed: Display of students’ work serves to showcase learning in the classroom and provides value to student generated products.

  9. Classroom and School Libraries

  10. Assessments: Assessment is the process of collecting information or evidence of a learner’s learning progress and achievement over a period of time in order to improve teaching and learning.

 For More Information

Please contact the Austin ISD Multilingual Education Team at (512) 414-4734.

 

Middle School

 

Dual Language - Middle School
Application Process 2018-19

Applications for enrollment into the Dual Language program for students entering middle school are being accepted until February 16, 2018.

Online: Apply online on the AISD Parent Cloud

PDF file: AISD Dual Language Application Forms and process for Middle School

 

Lenguaje Dual - Escuela Intermedia
Proceso de Aplicación 2018-19

Las solicitudes para inscribirse en el programa de Lenguaje Dual para estudiantes que ingresan en escuelas intermedias están siendo aceptadas hasta el 16 de febrero de 2018.

En Linea: Solicite en línea en el AISD Parent Cloud

Documento PDF: Paquete de aplicación Para el programa de Lenguaje Dual para Escuela Intermedia


 

The goals of a dual language program are for students to excel academically while becoming bilingual, biliterate, and bicultural. Our middle school programs offer students at least two content courses taught in Spanish each year, including Spanish for Spanish Speakers and a core content class (science, social studies, or math). The program is intended for students who participated in elementary dual language and for native Spanish speakers new to the district.

Features:

  • Includes a Spanish language/literature course and one Spanish core content (Social Studies, Math, and/or Science) each year.
  • An enhanced program provides an elective in Spanish as well. Dual Language Electives cannot take the place of Spanish Language/Literature or Spanish Core Content.
  • The Spanish Language/Literature courses provide students high school credit at 6th, 7th and 8th grades, as well as the opportunity to receive AP college credit in 8th grade.
  • The English Language Learners Team recommends that Spanish content courses be varied each year so that students are receiving academic Spanish in all content areas throughout their secondary education.

Middle Schools with Dual Language Programs 2017-18

  • Bedichek Middle School
  • Burnet Middle School
  • Covington Middle School
  • Garcia Young Men's Leadership Academy 
  • Fulmore Middle School
  • Lamar Middle School
  • Martin Middle School
  • Paredes Middle School
  • Sadler Means Young Women's Leadership Academy
  • Small Middle School
  • Webb Middle School

For More Information

Please contact the Austin ISD Multilingual Education Team at (512) 414-4734.


Middle School Dual Language Application

Middle School Dual Language application information coming soon.

Please contact your child's middle school for information about dual language enrollment.

 

La información de la aplicación para el programa de lenguaje dual en la escuela intermedia  está disponible próximamente.

Por favor comuníquese con la escuela internedia de su hijo para obtener información sobre la inscripción el porgrama de lenguaje dual.