HOW IT WORKS

 

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It is an interactive dual language school with real-time instruction by a professional teacher.

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Each native English-speaking student is paired with a native Spanish-speaking student for “partner practice”.

 

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Each pair of partners is paired with another pair of partners for small group practice.

 

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For each concept taught by the teacher, the whole class performs practice together.

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The teacher is able to see and hear all student practice in real time and she gives feedback and correction when appropriate.

 

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The following subjects are taught in English DAILY:

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Vocabulary
  • Grammar

 

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The following subjects are taught in Spanish DAILY:

  • Science
  • Social studies
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Vocabulary
  • Grammar

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Every month your student will be given formal assessments in:

  • English language arts
  • Spanish language arts
  • Math

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The student’s parent or guardian will be given a report after every set of assessments and will conference with the teacher.

 

EXPECTATIONS

Grades are based on daily formative assessment and monthly summative assessments.

Standards-based scale:

  • 4pts. = exceeding
  • 3pts. = meeting
  • 2pts. = approaching
  • 1pt  . = beginning

Students are expected to:

  • Actively participate in all aspects of learning
  • Use the target language during class discussions and activities
  • Use technology appropriately and to interact appropriately with peers and staff members

Facts about 50/50 two-way dual language

1. What is dual language?

Dual language is a form of bilingual education in which students are taught literacy and content in two languages.

2. What does two-way mean?

Two-way dual language programs enrol balance of native English speakers and native speakers of the partner language.

3. What does 50/50 mean?

The partner language and English are used equally throughout the program.

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