Our Bilingual Programs provide all students with the skills necessary to be fluent English speakers, readers, and writers in our diverse society. ESL classrooms in grades PK-12 utilize comprehensive English development methodologies and focus on a language acquisition approach to encourage English proficiency in the Bilingual classroom.
The GPISD Dual Language Program is an additive bilingual education model starting at PK-5 which promotes bilingualism, bi-literacy and multicultural development. Bilingual 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 validates and incorporates both languages in the curriculum and the school as a whole.