• How does the program model work? 

    In Dual Language, there can be various teaching models.  In elementary, the most common teaching model is the two-way teams.  Two-way teams consists of an English teacher and a Spanish teacher.  Students will start with one language teacher and then switch half way through the day with the other language teacher. If there are not enough students for two classes, then a bilingual teacher will be placed. The bilingual teacher will teach in English for half the day and in Spanish for the other half. Bilingual teachers may also be used in grades 3rd-5th to be departmentalized in two-way teams.  In secondary, students will have bilingual teachers in their content areas such as Math and Science. 

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  • Are you interested in teaching for Dual Language?

    Dual Language Teacher Certifications: 

    Elementary Certification Requirements:  Must have at least one of the Florida Educator Certificates, or hold a Letter of Eligibility.

    • Preschool Education: Birth - Age 4 (for VPK position only)or
    • Prekindergarten/Primary Education (Age 3-Gr 3)or
    • Elementary K-6
      • AND ESOL Endorsement or ESOL K-12
      • AND Spanish K-12 (for Bilingual or Spanish positions only)
      • AND pass District Academic Spanish Language Assessment (for Bilingual or Spanish positions only)

     Secondary Certification Requirements:  Must have at least one of the content area Florida Educator Certificates, or hold a Letter of Eligibility.

    • Spanish K-12
    • English 4-9; English 6-12; Reading K-12
    • Mathematics 4-9; Mathematics 6-12
    • Science 4-9; Biology 6-12; Chemistry 6-12; Earth-Space Science 6-12; Physics 6-12
    • Social Science 5-9; Social Science 6-12
      • AND ESOL Endorsement or ESOL K-12
      • AND pass District Academic Spanish Language Assessment (Only if teaching the content in Spanish)

     

  • What does instruction in a DL classroom look like?

    Watch the video to see how students learn in Spanish.  The video shows a 5th grade Math class. 

     

    To learn more about what makes an effective dual language program, scroll through the Guiding Principles of Dual Language Education.  The Guiding Principles of Dual Language Education reflect learning from current research and practice, updated literature reviews, and revised templates for program self-evaluation.  These guide educators, district administrators, policymakers and other stakeholders in upholding an effective dual language program. Visit http://www.cal.org/twi/guidingprinciples.htm for more information.  

     

     

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