|Curington Elementary first grade teacher Irasema Arizpe, the 2013-14 Region 20 Dual Language Teacher of the Year (PreK-1), reads to her class.
The Boerne ISD Dual Language Program employs a Dual Language Immersion/Two-Way bi-literacy program model. The program goal is to help students become bilingual and bi-literate in English and Spanish by integrating fairly equal numbers of native Spanish speaking children with native English speaking children for instruction.
Research shows Two-Way Dual Language to be the best bilingual program model for the long-term success of English Language Learners, a required service in Texas schools. It has the added benefit of being an enrichment program for the English-dominant students who participate.
In Boerne ISD, the Dual Language Program begins in kindergarten and continues through sixth grade at Curington, Fabra, and Kendall elementary schools.
NEW: 2017-2018 Dual Language Options for Middle School
Dual Language FAQ
Dual Language Q&A
Kinder Dual Language Program Registration 2017
Dual Language Information Meeting
Dual Language Informational Presentation 2017
Dual Language Brochure 2017
Dual Language Program Instructional Model
In the Dual Language Program, language learning is integrated with content instruction. Academic subjects are taught in both Spanish and English according to a 90-10 instructional model. Kindergarten and first grade students spend 90 percent of the instructional day in Spanish. In each successive year, the amount of English is increased by 10 percent until fourth grade when 50 percent of the instructional day is in Spanish and 50 percent is in English. This 50/50 balance of languages is maintained in fourth and fifth grades.
Dual Language Instructional Model
Dual Language Parent Night Presentation
Dual Language Enrollment Process
The enrollment process begins at Kindergarten Round-Up each year. Parents indicate interest in the program as they register their child for school and then are invited to attend a parent orientation meeting. A lottery system is held if there is greater interest than space available.
Dual Language Program Presentation
Two-Way Immersion: The Basics (English) (Español)
Amigos (English) (Español)
Brainpop: Brainpop has a section in Spanish for your child to practice at home. It also has great content area activities in English for your child to reinforce subject matter taught at school.
Beginning Spanish with Nick Jr.: This resource is ideal for beginning Spanish speakers. It is fun for those that love Dora and Diego!
Spanish for Kids
Spanish Online: This link provides basic Spanish sayings that can be useful for parents wanting to learn Spanish along with their child.
Dual Language Websites