• Benefits of Dual Language

    More than 40 years of research shows: benefits of dual language program chart

    • 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.