Welcome to the dual language page at Crippen. I hope that you find this site useful during the school year as we will update it with all of the amazing things your kiddos will do through out the year.
The dual language program is an enrichment model of instruction. It emphasizes the importance of all students becoming bilingual and biliterate. Students will not just speak a second language, but they will become prepared for the 21st century where they can use it in the professional world.
Dual language develops best using both languages in meaningful contexts. When students are learning in a second language, they are not losing their first language. Instruction will remain aligned to the national core standards. The material in one language will reinforce the second language, but does not necessarily repeat. Students will be learning and increasing knowledge on grade level in both languages. Student engagement will be planned through collaborative learning structures to expand the constructs of meaning in listening, speaking, reading, writing and math. Curriculum activities will be meaningful, expand student language and increase their cognition.
We invite families to the Dual Language Program that are committed to supporting their child’s education and acquisition of a second language. Family commitment will require you to support your child’s learning in their first language and expecting nothing less than a rigorous curriculum at school in two languages.
El programa de lenguaje dual es un modelo de enriquecimiento de la instrucción. Se hace hincapié en la importancia de que todos los estudiantes se conviertan en bilingües y biculturales. Los estudiantes no sólo hablaran un segundo idioma, van a estar preparados para el siglo 21 y podrán utilizar el segundo idioma en el mundo profesional.