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Uncover the Power of Dual Language Programs

Being bilingual is a superpower

Being bilingual is a superpower that opens the door to a world of possibilities: it allows students to connect with people from all over the world, understand different cultures, and expand their horizons beyond what we ever thought possible. 

 

Speaking a foreign language is also a clear advantage in today’s job market: living in an interconnected world means that more and more jobs are advertising positions where knowing more than one language is essential.

Dual Language with Participate Learning

At Participate Learning, we believe that every student deserves a chance to reach their full potential. That’s why we’ve been partnering with schools and districts since 1987 to develop and implement dual language programs where students can thrive and grow in not just one, but two languages.

 

These programs aren’t just for English-speaking students who want to learn a new language; they’re for everyone. When we embrace bilingualism, we’re embracing a world where all learners can succeed, no matter their background or where they come from.

Participate Learning Students

Benefits as a dual language student

  • Enhanced self-esteem
  • Increased cultural understanding
  • Improved communication skills in Spanish and English
  • Proven performance on standardized tests
  • Preparation for a global society and the global workplace

Building bilingual leaders

Empower your child to become a bilingual leader, equipped with the tools to connect and thrive in a diverse world. Their potential knows no bounds with the gift of dual language.

 

Download the Benefits of a Bilingual Brain overview to learn more.

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Next steps

If there is a program in your area, click on the school website link to learn more. While most students enter dual language programs at the kindergarten level, we encourage you to explore your opportunities within your school district.

Dual Language/Immersion (DL/I): Frequently Asked Questions for Parents

Get the facts on dual language immersion.

 

As a parent, you play an important role in your child’s education. If you are considering a language immersion program, you need to know how to help your child develop the best possible language and literacy skills, while also supporting their achievement.

 

We have developed this list of frequently asked questions on dual language immersion to help you make informed decisions. If you have additional questions, please contact us.

 

Contact us about dual language:

 

What is dual language/immersion (DL/I) education?

What does it look like?

What happens in middle and high school after completing an elementary immersion program?

How does the admissions and application process work?

My child will be in second grade next year. Can he/she join the immersion program?

Is an immersion program appropriate for all students?

What languages can my child learn?

Isn't kindergarten too young? Transitioning my 5 year old to school is hard enough. Why would I make it harder?

What if my child doesn't respond well or doesn't like it?

Will my child be able to speak English in class until she learns enough vocabulary to communicate?

Will my child take state-mandated assessments, like the EOGs, in the target language?

My child is in a full immersion program, so how will he/she learn the English skills he needs to be successful on EOGs and other assessments in English?

I don’t speak another language. How will I be able to help my child at home?

What else can I do to help?

About Participate Learning

As a leader in global education, Participate Learning is proud to serve nearly 22,000 students, 1,500 visiting international teachers, and 3,000 local educators in more than 400 schools across the country—and we aim to support even more.

 

We are committed to creating global, cultural, and language opportunities that empower students and educators to positively impact the world. Our mission, to unite our world through global learning, is the purpose behind our work to expand young minds so that students can thrive in the global marketplace and become tomorrow’s leaders.