Dual Language Academy (DLA)

  • The Fullerton School District Dual Language Academy (DLA) program offers two languages: Spanish and Korean

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    DUAL LANGUAGE MISSION STATEMENT
    The mission of Fullerton School District’s Dual Language Academy
    is for all students to reach high levels of academic achievement, develop biliteracy and bilingualism, and cultivate cross-cultural competencies needed to succeed in a multicultural society and global economy.
    GOALS OF THE PROGRAM
    • Develop bilingualism and biliteracy in two languages
    • Cultivate cultural awareness
    • Reach high levels of academic achievement
    BENEFITS
    • High academic achievement in all core subjects in both languages
    • Native English speakers often meet or exceed the performance of their peers with the added benefit of being bilingual
    • Additional cognitive benefits require increased levels of concentration not typical of a monolingual brain
    • Promotes global awareness, increases collaboration, improves self-esteem, and stronger cross-group relationships
    INSTRUCTIONAL MODEL
    Fullerton School District offers both 90:10 (Spanish) and 50:50 (Korean) dual-language programs. The Spanish DLA program begins in Transitional Kindergarten, and the Korean DLA program begins in Kindergarten. The target language is taught through content, not as a separate course of study. 
     
    Dual Language classes are taught by fully credentialed bilingual teachers who have additional preparation and expertise in teaching in both English and the target language.
    PARENT RESOURCES

    California Department of Education- Two Way Language Immersion FAQ

    Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition

    Multilingual Children’s Association

    Intercultural Development Research Association

    INTENT TO REGISTER
    • Thank you for your interest in registering in Fullerton School District's Dual Language Academy.
    • The intent is not a registration form but allows the District to anticipate registration needs for placement in the Dual Language Program for the 2022-2023 school year.  
    • Registration to the program requires a Kindergarten through Eighth-grade commitment, with the exception of extenuating circumstances.
    • Please check the District website for periodic updates and information regarding the Dual Language Academy.

     

      DLA TK Pacific Drive Commercial

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