Dual Language students outperformed their peers in English -reading skills by a full school years’ worth of learning by the end of middle school.
Students who participate in these programs gain grade level academic ability, well -developed language and literacy skills in two languages, and cross -cultural competence.
– Center for Applied Linguistics
Multilingualism has been shown to have many social, psychological and lifestyle advantages. Moreover, researchers are finding a swathe of health benefits from speaking more than one language, including faster stroke recovery and delayed onset of dementia.
Dual-language programs educate both English learners and native English speakers without incurring extra costs.
– Educational Leadership