Dual Language Model
The GPISD Dual Language Program is an additive bilingual education model starting at PK-5 which promotes bilingualism, bi-literacy and multicultural development. Bilingual/ESL Programs afford all teachers support by presenting effective, consistent, research-based staff development and training to meet the affective, linguistic and cognitive needs of Bilingual/ESL and Dual Language students. We offer 2-Way Dual Language implementation.
The 2-Way model includes both native Spanish and native English speakers in the same classroom, both learning language through content (Language Arts, Science, Social Studies and Math). Dual Language, whether 1-Way or 2-Way, equally values, validates and incorporates both languages in the curriculum and the school as a whole.