What makes us unique
We learn first grade curriculum in Spanish and English. We use strategies that help students transfer the content they learn in one language to the other, without repeating the same lessons in both languages or relying on translation to help students. What is learned in each language builds upon what is learned in the other.
In the rigorous Dual Language Program, students grow as second language learners, whether it is Spanish or English. Every day our students are challenged to step out of their comfort zone...a challenging and at times scary and emotional endeavor! However, this is possible, because every day, students are nurtured as learners and are able to feel successful and motivated to work and excel in their first language.
If you have any questions about the Dual Language Immersion Program or how our classroom works, don't hesitate to contact me. You can also read more about dual language programs from Pasadena Unified School District's webpage.