Creswell Elementary School Dual Language Program

Welcome to the Dual Language Program at Creswell Elementary School! Our program offers a unique and enriching educational experience that promotes bilingualism, biliteracy, and cultural proficiency for students.

What is Dual Language?

The Dual Language Program at Creswell Elementary School is a research-based educational model that integrates native English speakers with native speakers of another language (typically Spanish). Students in the program receive instruction in both languages, with the goal of developing proficiency in both languages while mastering academic content.

Key Features of Our Dual Language Program:

  1. Bilingual Instruction: Students receive instruction in both English and Spanish, with the goal of becoming proficient in both languages.

  2. Biliteracy Development: Through a balanced literacy approach, students develop reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills in both languages.

  3. Cultural Awareness: Our program fosters cultural proficiency by celebrating the diverse backgrounds and traditions of students from different linguistic and cultural backgrounds.

  4. Academic Rigor: The Dual Language Program maintains high academic standards while providing support and scaffolding to ensure all students can succeed.

Benefits of the Dual Language Program:

  1. Bilingualism and Biliteracy: Students in the program develop fluency in both English and Spanish, giving them a competitive edge in an increasingly globalized world.

  2. Cognitive Benefits: Research shows that bilingualism enhances cognitive skills such as problem-solving, critical thinking, and multitasking.

  3. Cross-Cultural Competence: By learning alongside peers from diverse backgrounds, students develop empathy, respect, and understanding for other cultures and perspectives.

  4. Academic Achievement: Dual language learners often outperform their monolingual peers academically, demonstrating strong literacy skills in both languages.

  5. Long-Term Opportunities: Proficiency in multiple languages opens doors to a wide range of career and academic opportunities in the future.

Join Us in the Dual Language Program!

We invite you to join us in the Dual Language Program at Creswell Elementary School and embark on a journey of linguistic and cultural exploration. For more information or to enroll your child in the program, please contact Ms. Carmack at (252) 797-7474.

Creswell Elementary School is committed to providing a supportive and inclusive learning environment where all students can thrive. Join us in embracing diversity, fostering bilingualism, and unlocking the potential of every student in our Dual Language Program!


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