Dual Language immersion two-way bilingual program
The NISD dual language immersion two-way bilingual program model in Northside is research-based. The dual language model seeks to create bilingual, biliterate, and bicultural students by developing their academic proficiency in English and Spanish.
Transitional Bilingual academic program
The NISD Transitional Bilingual academic program model teaches the state required Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). The research-based program uses the child’s primary language for instruction as he or she learns the second language (English) and achieves academic success.
The purpose of the bilingual education program is to make grade level academic content accessible to English Learners through the development of literacy and academic skills in the child's primary language and English. The academic, linguistic and cultural background of English learners is used in a bilingual education program as the platform for acquiring grade level content material in the primary language and in English.
At Allen, we offer the Dual Language program in grades Kinder-1st for 2021-2022. We will be adding 2nd grade for 2022-2023. The goal of the Dual Language program is for English learners to attain full proficiency (including grade-level literacy skills) in their primary language as well as English to participate equitably in school. We also have the Transitional Bilingual Early Exit Program. The goal of the Transitional Program is for English learners to utilize their primary language as a resource while acquiring full proficiency in English to participate equitably in school.