Benefits of Dual Language
More than 40 years of research shows:
- All dual language students have better cognitive and academic development than their monolingual peers (Collier, 2017).
- English Learners acquire English faster (6 yrs). and maintain grade level achievement longer than their peers in ESL programs (see graph, Collier, 2012, 2017).
- Students develop cross-cultural competency and maintain connections with their heritage culture.
- All students add a second language, and are better prepared for a globalized world.