Dual Language -  English  & Spanish

Mayberry Street School

Spanish Dual Language

Two-Way Immersion

What is the Dual Language Program?

Dual Language Immersion, utilizes two languages for instruction. In the Los Angeles Unified School District the Dual Language Program, teachers use specially designed instruction in English and Spanish to teach students grade level concepts and skills. 

How does it work?

Teachers use a variety of specialized techniques to make the instruction comprehensible to students, teaching both language content.

Program Goals

  • Develop primary language proficiency

  • Develop communicative and academic second language proficiency

  • Develop academic achievement in all subject areas

  • Instill an appreciation for cultural diversity

Key Features

  • Both English learners and English proficient students are mixed in the same classroom to promote bilingualism, biliteracy, and multiculturalism

  • Students are held to the same high academic standards

  • No mixing of languages - language of instruction is separated *Heterogeneous and homogeneous grouping strategies are used to promote language development and develop literacy skills in English and the target language.

What is the commitment from families?

Parent involvement and participation is extremely important in the program.

BE committed to the program through 5th grade. Research indicates it takes 4-5 years for a student to become bilingual, biliterate, and bicultural.

BE involved in the school community however you are able.

BE supportive of your student and their language acquistion. Make it clear that being bilingual, biliterate, and bicultural is an asset and important to you and your family. 

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Our Dual Language Teachers:​​

  • Mr. Garcia - Kindergarten

  • Ms. Duran - 1st Grade

  • Ms. Fuentes - 2nd/3rd Grade

  • Mrs. McCarty - 3rd/4th Grade

  • Mr. Fuentes - 5th Grade

Advantages of being Bilingual:

  1. Being able to learn words more easily.

  2. Better listening skills.

  3. More flexibility in thinking.

  4. Gives a student a head start in language requirements for college.

  5. Increases job opportunities.

  6. Promotes cultural awareness.

Ventajas de ser Bilingue:

  1. Ser capaz de aprender palabras mas facilmente.

  2. Mejorar habilidades de escuchar.

  3. Mas flexibilidad en el razonamiento.

  4. Da al estudiante una ventaja en los requisites linguisticos para la Universidad.

  5. Aumenta las oportunidades de trabajo.

  6. Promueve la conciencia cultural.