What is Dual Language?
When defining Dual Language (DL) programs, educators refer to a form of educating students while teaching them language literacy and content in two languages through listening, speaking, reading, writing and culture.
The main purpose of the dual language programs is for students to develop bilingualism and biliteracy to compete in the global world.
The vast majority of the dual language programs in the United States teach in English and Spanish. However, there are increasing numbers of dual language programs utilizing a partner language other than Spanish.
What are the most common types of dual language education programs?