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K Dual Language, 1st grade Dual Language

Bi-Lingual education

Dual Language is now offered at William R. Anton Elementary! We currently have a Kindergarten Dual Language class and a 1st Grade Dual Language class for the 2020-2021 school year. Please stop by our main office regarding Dual Language enrollment.


What is Dual Language Education?

In Dual Language Education, students receive instruction in all content areas in both English and a second language (referred to as the target language) beginning in kindergarten. At the elementary level, students have a minimum of 50% of each instructional day in the target language. At the secondary level, students have a minimum of two periods in a six period day that are taught 100% in the target language.


What are the goals of Dual Language Education?
The three goals are bilingualism and biliteracy, academic achievement in both languages and sociocultural competence.


Who is eligible to participate in Dual Language Education?
All students may participate in a Dual Language program beginning in kindergarten or first grade. However, only English Learners with a high level of proficiency in English can be enrolled in a program of a different target language.


Can my child enter a Dual Language program at any grade level?
District Dual Language Education programs begin in kindergarten. English Learners of the target language may enter the program at any time. English speakers who wish to enter the program at second grade or above will be assessed in the target language. Their target language performance must be on a par with students already in a program. This will be determined at the school site.


How do I enroll my child in a dual language program?
Parents can find out about all dual language programs offered in the LAUSD by going to