Dual Language Programs

Dual Language Programs (or Two-Way Immersion) are programs in which students are taught literacy and content in two languages.

The Rhode Island Department of Education recognizes that speaking, reading, writing, and understanding multiple languages are important 21st century skills for an increasingly global society. The benefits of knowing two languages are many and carry with them educational, economic, cognitive, and socio-cultural advantages. Proficiency in multiple languages permits individuals to expand their world because it permits them to communicate with members of other cultural groups.

Los programas de dos idiomas, o “de doble inmersión”, son aquellos en los que se alfabetiza y enseña contenido en dos idiomas. 

El Departamento de Educación de Rhode Island reconoce que hablar, leer, escribir y entender varios idiomas son destrezas importantes en el siglo 21, en una sociedad cada vez más globalizada. Los beneficios de saber dos idiomas son muchos y conllevan ventajas educativas, económicas, cognitivas y socioculturales. Dominar varios idiomas permite a la persona expandir su mundo porque le posibilita comunicarse con miembros de otros grupos culturales. 

“One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way.” 

– Frank Smith

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