Resources to Investigate Dual Language
- Review our Language Learners Parent Toolkit and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
- Dual Language Informational Night Presentation
Some General Information on Dual Language Videos
Dual Language Program Explained
Video produced by American Institute for Research explains the benefits of dual language programs and some of the challenges to implementing them (4 minutes in English).
Bilingual Dual Language Education-Families
Video produced for Spanish speaking families about the benefits and research behind bilingual and dual-language education (11 minutes/Spanish with English subtitles)
Two-Way Immersion Programs in MCPS
Video produced by Montgomery Schools explaining Two-Way Immersion (4 minutes - English)
Making Dual Language Immersion Work
Video produced by Colorín Colorado explaining how Claremont Immersion School’s dual-language model works and how teachers collaborate to provide instruction across two languages (7 minutes - English).
Articles to Help You Determine if Dual Language is for Your Family
Preparing Your Child (and you) for Dual Language Kindergarten
Lilscholars explains the benefits, preparation, fears and questions of parents considering dual language.
Full Language Immersion Program in Public Schools
Public School Review talks about what to expect from the first couple of months in an immersion program and reservations a parent may have.
The Pros and Cons of Choosing a Language Immersion School
A mom, Maureen Zhao, has a child in a Chinese immersion school. She offers a transparent, parental view of the benefits and challenges of immersion.