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Dual Language
With the rapid increase of culturally and linguistically diverse students populating today's schools, changes in pedagogy, programs and practices that effectively addresses the changing demographics is not only necessary, but inevitable. In 2005, Dillon Valley implemented a dual language program. Dual Language Education continues to show great promise for the academic and linguistic success of language minority children, and for the development of biliteracy for all children. This approach emphasizes equality of educational opportunity for both English and non-English-speaking children through an educational process that validates and fully develops both languages and instills a mutual respect for both language learners. Our dual language model serves as vehicles for positively impacting educational and social change and eliminating the academic achievement gap that currently exists between our English and Spanish speaking children.
 

Dillon Valley was authorized as an International Spanish Academy (ISA) in June 2010 in Las Comillas, Spain. 

 

What is an International Spanish Academy?

I. GENERAL GOALS

This Program of Cooperation is intended to establish an International Spanish Academy in order to develop a quality Spanish-English bilingual education program which will promote high academic standards for all students, as well as provide them with the values of multicultural education, and sets as its goal to foster international relations and the understanding between cultures, preparing students to achieve oral and written competence in both languages for both academic purposes and interpersonal communication. High academic standards in the teaching and learning of both Spanish and English will be promoted in all projects and programs subject to this Program of Cooperation.

 

II. PROGRAM CONDITIONS

The Ministry, through the Office of Education and Science of the Embassy of Spain, offers the School, as an ISA, the following resources and programs:

II.1. Access to double academic accreditation.

II.2. Participation in the following programs:

Specialized visiting teachers.

Courses for teachers and school administrators in Spanish universities.

Scholarships for summer institutes.

Language and culture assistants.

School exchanges.

 

II.3. Professional development for teachers.

Organization of an annual seminar for constituted ISAs.

Specific activities for professional development for teachers in the United

States and Canada that will be organized by the Education and Science

Advisors.

Pedagogical consultation.

Materials and teaching resources.

Creation of a database of classroom materials and resources for ISAs

through the “Materiales” magazine and other on-line publications.

II.4. Participation in an ISA network in North America.

II.5. Connection with other Spanish and International organizations devoted to the promotion of the Spanish language and culture. In order to become an ISA, the School agrees to comply with the requirements specified in the Appendix I of this Program of Cooperation.

 

III. ACADEMIC REGULATIONS AND EVALUATION

III.1. The School will be registered as an International Spanish Academy in the Office of

Education and Science´s School Catalogue.

III.2. The Commissioner of Education and Science, or the person designated by him/her, will supervise the observance of the provisions made by the agreement of cooperation

between the School and the Ministry. The School will submit an annual evaluation report

and an activities report within the month following the end of each school year to attest to the attainment of the proposed objectives and the requirements set out in the agreement.

 

IV. DURATION

IV.1. This Program of Cooperation is established for four years, and can be canceled by any party on demand, provided that at least six months notice is given in writing.

 

Student Example

Dual Language Goals

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Dual Language Goals:

The goals of our dual language program are for all students to:

·        Develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in both English and Spanish.

·        Achieve proficiency in all academic subjects, meeting or exceeding state and district standards.

·        Be well prepared to live in, contribute to, and value an international community. 

·        Simultaneous development of the first language along with the second language.

 
Metas del Programa Bilingüe:

·        La meta de nuestro programa Bilingüe es para que todos los estudiantes:

·        Desarrollen habilidades de escuchar, hablar, leer, y escribir en los dos idiomas, inglés y español.

·      Alcanzar habilidades academicas en todos los temas, alcanzar o exceder los estandares del estado y del distrito

·        Estar mejor preparados para vivir aquí, contribuir y valorar una comunidad internacional. 

·        Esto se alcanza obteniendo una base sólida en el idioma natal, al mismo tiempo que se desarrolla un estimulo en el otro idioma.

Kinder Stories

Program Design

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Dual Language Program Design:

The Dual Language Program is an academically based program.   Academic subjects are taught in English and Spanish.  In this model native English and Spanish speakers learn together.  The purpose is to promote high academic development and cross cultural understanding for everyone.  

 

El Diseño del Programa Bilingüe:

El Programa está basado academicamente en el cual el idioma  por aprender es usado como un vehículo de introducción. En este modelo los nativos de habla inglésa y los nativos de habla española aprenden juntos.  El propósito es promover el desarrollo academico y mas alto cruzar el entendimiento de las culturas para cada uno. Temas academicos son enseñados en inglés y español.

 


Benefits of program

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Benefits of Being Bilingual:

Increases understanding of ones self and ones own culture.

Increases overall global understanding and cross-cultural understanding.

Increases native language ability.

Improves professional opportunities and employment potential.

Facilitates learning additional languages.

Expands opportunities to travel.

Appreciates international literature, film, art and music.

Improves chances of entry into college or graduate school.

Improves overall academic achievement.

Beneficios de ser Bilingüe:

Incrementa el entendimiento del propio ser y de su propia cultura.

Incrementa el entendimiento global y el entendimiento de la otra cultura.

Incrementa las habilidades del idioma nativo.

Mejora las oportunidades profecionales y potencia del trabajo.

Facilita aprender un idioma adicional.

Aumenta oportunidades de viajes

Ayuda a apreciar la literatura internacional, las peliculas, el arte y la música.

Mejora las oportunidades al entrar al college y graduarse en la universidad.

Mejora en todo los niveles academicos

Enrollment

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Enrollment:

Dillon Valley Elementary is open to all students located in the Dillon Valley home district.  Students from other schools are welcome to “option in” provided we have space.  It is our goal to achieve a balance of native Spanish speaking and native English speaking students in each class.  Call the first day of November to reserve a spot in next year’s kindergarten class.


Inscripción:

La Escuela de Dillon Valley está abierta para todos los estudiantes que viven en el distrito DillonValley.Otros estudiantes de otras escuelas son bienvenidos “opción de ins- cribirse” si nosotros tenemos cupo. Nuestra meta es alcanzar un balance de estudiantes nativos que hablan español y nativos que hablan inglés en cada clase.  Llame el primero de noviembre para reservar cupo para el año próximo.