What would a day in a Dual Language program look like for my child?
Most Dual Language students have two classrooms, an English environment classroom and a Spanish environment classroom, and two teachers.
Your child might start the day in the English classroom studying English language arts and math, and then, in the afternoon, work in the Spanish classroom studying Spanish language arts, along with science or social studies in Spanish. (Note that the particular subjects taught in each language may vary depending on the school).
The curriculum that is studied is the same as that being used in English-only classrooms, and all classes use the DCPS standards and the Teaching and Learning Framework to guide instruction.
Your child will probably have some classmates who speak English at home, others who speak Spanish, and even others who speak a third language in the home and are pursuing trilingualism!
Homework assignments and classroom projects are designed so that your child can complete them even if you do not speak the second language at home.