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Education Goals

Traditional ESL Dual Language
  1. The primary goal of an English Learners (EL) program is to help English learners develop proficiency in the English language. This includes developing their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in English.

  2. The EL program aims to promote academic achievement among English learners by providing language support and instruction that is tailored to their specific needs. This can include vocabulary instruction, academic language development, and content-based language instruction.

  3. The EL program aims to foster cultural understanding among English learners by exposing them to diverse cultures, languages, and perspectives. This can help to develop empathy, tolerance, and respect for others, and promote intercultural communication.

  4. Provide equitable access to education by addressing language barriers that may hinder their academic progress. This can help to ensure that English learners have the same opportunities as their peers to succeed academically.

  5. Prepare students for college and career by providing students with the language skills and academic preparation they need to excel in higher education and future careers. This can include providing support for college applications, career readiness training, and internships or work experience opportunities.

  1. The primary goal of a Dual Language program is to promote bilingualism and biliteracy  among students. This means developing their proficiency in two or more languages, both spoken and written.

  2. Foster cultural understanding by exposing students to diverse cultures, languages, and perspectives. This can help to develop empathy, tolerance, and respect for others, and promote intercultural communication.

  3. Develop academic skills in multiple languages, including reading, writing, speaking, and listening. This can help students achieve academic success in all subject areas, and prepare them for highereducation and future careers.

  4. Research shows that learning a second language can enhance cognitive development, including memory, problem-solving skills, and creativity. Dual Language programming aims to provide students with opportunities to develop these skills and improve their overall academic performance.

  5. Prepare students for a globalized world, where proficiency in multiple languages and cultural understanding are becoming increasingly important. Dual Language programming aims to prepare students for the challenges and opportunities of a globalized world, and provide students with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed.