A dual language program is an academic program that is taught in two languages. Lubbock-Cooper ISD’s Dual Language Program will be taught in English and Spanish.
A dual language program offers an enriched bilingual experience for learners during a time when their minds are best able to absorb new content, including a second language.
Dual language programs are designed to develop English/home language fluency, content knowledge, and academic language in both languages. The program will provide students opportunities to use all their linguistic resources to solve problems and complete tasks.
The Lubbock-Cooper ISD Dual Language Program will be a two-way program, meaning that approximately half of the students are native Spanish speakers, and approximately half of the students are native English speakers.
The goal of a dual language program is for students to become proficient in both languages (bilingual and biliterate). Consistent and intentional program is necessary to reach this goal.
The Lubbock-Cooper ISD Dual Language Program will be supported by parent communication, continued research and updated instructional materials, and community involvement.