Language Programs

DUAL LANGUAGE

Dual Language is a two-way immersion (TWI) educational model that integrates native English speakers and native speakers of another language for the entire school day. The AHISD dual language philosophy promotes both Spanish and English as languages of equal value. We believe that by placing importance on both languages, we are not only preparing our students for the multi-lingual, multicultural world in which we live, but we are also teaching them the importance of other cultures in our increasingly global society.

The goals of two-way immersion dual language education at AHISD are:

  • To promote high academic achievement for all students

  • To develop first and second language skills for bilingualism and bi-literacy

  • To promote cross-cultural understanding for all students

SPANISH IMMERSION

The AHISD Spanish Immersion Program is a one-way dual language educational model that is designed for English-speaking students. Foreign language immersion is an approach to teaching another language that involves immersing students in the target language throughout the school day. Teachers speak only the target language to teach academic subjects, using a wide variety of instructional strategies.

The goals of the one-way Spanish Immersion Program at AHISD are:

  • To promote high academic achievement for all students

  • To develop first and second language skills for bilingualism and bi-literacy

  • To promote cross-cultural understanding for all students

For more information contact:
Dr. Dana Bashara, Assistant Superintendent
7101 Broadway, San Antonio, TX 78209
210-832-5954
dbashara@ahisd.net 

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