A brief view of our program:
Students of our program will consist of native Spanish speakers, native English speakers, bilingual students that use both languages at home and students who speak a different language at home. Students will recieve content and literacy instruction in both Spanish and English. Classroom instruction will be 50% of the day taught in Spanish and 50% of the day taught in English.
Students enrolled in the dual language program will:
- Gain language, academic and cultural benefits.
- Work with authentic language models on a daily basis
- Develop skills in collaboration and cooperation in a multicultural environment
- Be better prepared for the global workforce
For the school year 2017-18, the three elementary schools will offer the program in grades Pre-K and K. In the 2018-19 school year, 1st grade will be added. Each school year, the next grade level will be added as the program grows.
It is the vision of Berwyn North SD 98 Language Academy that students acquire a second language with an appreciation of all cultures. Development of a second language will nurture a student’s self-confidence, talents and cognitive flexibility as they become future leaders responding to diverse perspectives. Biliteracy will empower our students to engage and find success in an ever expanding global society. This will enhance their capacity to achieve their personal, academic and civic potential in order to be college and career ready.
Director of ELL Services - Francela Lopez
District Translator - Dolores Luevano-Negrete
EL Program Specialist - Laura Carbajal-Ramirez