Dual Language Program

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The MCS Dual Language Immersion program is a researched based enrichment model of instruction that views the acquisition of language as a tool for learning.  The goals of the program are those based on research from the Center of Applied Linguistics (CAL).


The Three Pillars of Dual Language Immersion Programming:

  1.  Bilingualism and biliteracy are the first goal in the Dual Language Immersion program. Because students are learning content in two languages, they must be able to speak, write, read, listen, and use each language as a support for the other
  2.  The second goal of the MCS Dual Language Immersion program is to ensure high academic achievement for every student in both languages. This means that every student, regardless of their background or educational needs, will be taught rigorous, grade-level content in Spanish and in English.
  3.  The final pillar is sociocultural competence. It is the one goal that the other two pillars rely on.  Students will learn the flexibility needed to engage with cultures while developing an appreciation for cultures unlike their own.  They will be able to see differences as opportunities instead of obstacles.
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For more information about the Dual Language Program at West View Elementary, please contact Eric Ambler at eric.ambler@muncieschools.org