Dual Language Education

Welcome to GCISD’s Dual Language program! Click below to learn about the program, see student work and hear from the students themselves!

¡Bienvenidos al programa dual de GCISD! ¡Haga clic abajo para conocer el programa, ver ejemplos del trabajo de los alumnos, y escuchar lo que dicen acerca de su programa!

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Program Definition

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Program Definition / Definición del programa
Teacher Credentials 
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Teacher Credentials
Cartas credenciales del maestro
Sample Schedule 
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Sample Schedule
Sample Work
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Examples of Student Work
Ejemplos de trabajos estudiantiles
A day in the life... 
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A Day in the Life of a Dual Language Student
Un día en la vida de un estudiante del programa dual
Stats & Data 
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Benefits & Statistics
Beneficios y estadísticas
Parent Expectations
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Parent Expectations
Expectativas de los padres
Student Voice 
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Dual Language Student Voice
Voces estudiantiles
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Dual Language Celebrations
Celebraciones del programa

The Dual Language programs offered at Silver Lake Elementary and Timberline Elementary are first grade through fifth grade.  This program focuses on the students’ ability to speak, read and write in Spanish and English. It emphasizes challenging standards in the core content areas while enriching students’ development in both their first and second languages. Students will be taught by both a bilingual certified teacher in Spanish and by an ESL certified teacher in English. The program is rigorous and requires at least a 6-year commitment. The curriculum is aligned with the Texas State Standards in Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies, as well as aligned with the district’s Lead 2021 initiatives.