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Welcome to our Dual Language Webpage! 

 ESL Bilingual Dept
Georgetown ISD is proud to now offer a Dual Language Enrichment Program to incoming kindergartners for the 2016-2017 school year.  This program can also be referred to as a two-way immersion program. This program provides special language instruction that will prepare students to become bilingual and biliterate and promotes high academic achievement in two languages.
 
Dual Language education integrates native English speaking and native Spanish speaking students in the same classroom. Students develop oral and cognitive academic language in both English and Spanish while mastering grade level knowledge and skills in all elementary content areas.
 
Our program is based on a 50/50 model, in which 50% of the instruction is delivered in English and the other 50% is delivered in Spanish. The program is designed to teach children a second language in a natural way through subject content instruction and everyday classroom conversation.
 
This will be offered at the following schools:
  • Carver Elementary
  • Mitchell Elementary
  • Purl Elementary
  • Village Elementary 
Program Implementation: 
 
School Year:                   Grade Level Implementation:
 
2016 - 2017                       Kindergarten  
 
2017 - 2018                       Kindergarten, 1st Grade
 
2018 - 2019                       Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade
 
2019 - 2020                       Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade
 
2020 - 2021                       Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade
 
2021 - 2022                       Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade  
 
 
Commitment to the Program:  
 
Participation in the dual language program requires parents to commit student participation through the fifth grade in order to develop bilingualism. Parents must also commit to attending regularly scheduled parent education workshops on dual language programs, encouraging your children's appreciation for language and literacy development in two languages. Parents will need to ensure that their child does not have excessive absences, behavior referrals or unsatisfactory grades. 
 
Student Selection Process: 
  1. Parents may attend a Dual Language Parent Informational Meetings. 
  2. Complete and return the application by deadline 
  3. Lottery is held 
  4. Parents are notified of acceptance or if on a waiting list. 
 
Information regarding the parent informational nights will be posted here for the Spring. 
 
Click here for the Dual Language application.
 
 
  
For additional information please contact:
 
Frances Cantú, M.Ed 
District Bilingual & ESL Program Coordinator
512-943-5000 x7887
 
Maria Garcia, M.Ed
District Bilingual & ESL Program Specialist
512-943-5000 x6070
 



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