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Dual Language+ Program

Dual Language+ Program

 What is Dual Language+ Program?

  • Students develop simultaneous proficiency in English AND a target language. For 2020-2021, the target languages offered are Spanish and Chinese Mandarin.
  • Additionally, students experience a third language as an after-school enrichment to promote cultural exposure and appreciation.
 
Why Dual Language+ Program?
  • 21st Century Competencies
Research indicates that students in dual language programs experience lasting cognitive, academic, linguistic, socio-cultural and economic benefits. They develop higher levels of cognitive proficiency, attain advanced academic standards, and develop positive attitudes and appreciation toward their own ethnic identity and world cultures.
  • District & State Vision
To lead effectively in a global society, students need to be equipped with cognitive, social-emotional, cultural and linguistic competencies – a vision of both the Garvey School District and the state of California (“Global California 2030”).  
  • Community Support
Majority of students in the Garvey School District has a home language other than English. They bring to school rich language and cultural assets that can be further developed to attain bilingualism and bi-literacy through the Dual Language+ Program.
 
SPANISH & ENGLISH+ Program Design
 

Spanish-English Dual Language Plus

 

  • The Spanish & English+ Program follows a 90:10 model, enhanced with an additional 10% for a third language experience, Chinese, offered after school.
  • The 90:10 model is used because Spanish and English share a similar alphabetic system; therefore, there is a more immediate transfer of instruction between languages.
  • The percent (%) of time spent for instruction in Spanish and English varies across grade levels. In Kindergarten, 90% of time is spent for instruction in Spanish and 10% in English. The amount of time in Spanish decreases annually by 10 percent until a 50:50 balance is achieved in 4th grade.

 

 


 
 
CHINESE & ENGLISH+ Program Design

 

Chinese-English Dual Language Plus

 

  • The Chinese & English+ Program follows a 50:50 model, enhanced with an additional 10% for a third language experience, Spanish, offered after school.
  • The 50:50 model is selected because Chinese uses a non-alphabetic system so the language transfer takes longer. 
  • Therefore, there is an equal emphasis on both languages and the amount of time spent for each language is 50 percent in all grade levels.

 

 

 

 

 

      PROGRAM ACCEPTANCE CRITERIA & PRIORITIES*

 

The Dual Language Plus Program is a specially-designed program and its success is built upon the alignment among program design, student characteristics, and parent commitment. To ensure proper program placement and most importantly, student success, the following criteria will be used to determine the applicant's program acceptance.

 

Parent Commitment & Support

  •   Participation in Dual Language Plus parent orientation and parent workshop events
  •   Support the child in the acquisition of the target language and English
  •   Support the Afterschool "Plus" Enrichment Program
  •   Volunteer for the program as the parent schedule permits
  •   Commitment to the entire duration of the program. It takes at least 5 to 7 years to develop intermediate fluency in academics in a target language.

 

 

Student's Commitment: Students make persistent efforts to meet program requirements.
 
Student's Age: Priorities will be given to applicants eligible for K at the start of the school year. (TK aged applicants will be examined on an individual basis only if there is available space and the applicant passes a socio-emotional/language assessment.)
 
Timely Submission of Program Participation Application: If there are more applications than available spaces, priority will be given to applicants on a first come, first served basis.
 
*Program Reassignment: The District will monitor the progress of the students accepted to the Dual Language Plus program and a reassignment to the "English Only" program may be necessary for students who demonstrate extensive challenges in the Dual Language program, particularly in the first few years of program placement.
 

 

Dual Language+ Schools

 

Dewey Avenue Elementary School

Program: Spanish/English Dual Language+ Program

Grade: Kindergarten

Schedule:

8:20 am - 2:35 pm (during school day): Spanish/English Dual Language Program

2:35 pm - 3:30 pm (required): After-School Enrichment Program to develop appreciation for Chinese language and culture through visual and performing arts

Address: 525 E. Dewey Ave., San Gabriel, CA 91776

Phone #: (626) 307-3341

 

 

Dewey Elementary School     Dewey Avenue Elementary School

 

Duff Language Magnet Academy

Program: Chinese (Mandarin)/English Dual Language+ Program

Grade: Kindergarten

Schedule:

8:20 am - 2:35 pm (during school day): Chinese/English Dual Language Program

2:35 pm - 3:30 pm (required): After-School Enrichment Program to develop appreciation for Spanish language and culture through visual and performing arts 

Address: 7830 Dorothy Ave., Rosemead, CA 91770

Phone #: (626) 927-5757 

  

Duff Elementary School    

 
 

Hillcrest Elementary School

Program: Chinese (Mandarin)/English Dual Language+ Program

Grade: Kindergarten

Schedule: 

8:20 am - 2:35 pm (during school day): Chinese/English Dual Language Program

2:35 pm - 3:30 pm (required): After-School Enrichment Program to develop appreciation for Spanish language and culture through visual and performing arts

Address: 795 Pepper Street, Monterey Park, CA 91755

Phone #: (626) 307-3371

 

Hillcrest Elementary School     Hillcrest School

 

 

 

Program Application

Application window: January 22, 2020 through February 28, 2020

Parents will receive notification regarding program acceptance status by March 18, 2020. If there are more applications than available spaces, priority will be given to applicants on a first come, first served basis.

 

To apply, please use one of the following:  

1) Submit the online application (below).

 

2) Download and complete the PDF application (below), and mail to: Garvey School District, c/o Superintendent's Office, 2730 N. Del Mar Ave., Rosemead, CA 91770.

 

-OR-

 

3) Submit an application at the Garvey School District Office (2730 N. Del Mar Ave., Rosemead, CA 91770).

 

 

 
 
Application Due Date: February 28, 2020
 
To apply, please use one of the following:
 

1) Submit the online application.

 

2) Download and complete the PDF application, and mail to: Garvey School District, c/o Superintendent's Office, 2730 N. Del Mar Ave., Rosemead, CA 91770.

 

-OR-

 

3) Submit an application at the Garvey School District Office (2730 N. Del Mar Ave., Rosemead, CA 91770).