The McAllen Independent School District is taking its dual language program to the next level this fall.
Beginning in August the district will expand its popular program to include middle school. Currently the district offers the biliterate option at seven elementary schools. It’s a decision the district says is being praised by parents. Because it will make their children more marketable in the workforce.
Angie Martinez, District Foreign Language Director says, “In the dual language program, students are able to keep their native language, whether it be English or Spanish. Our students are going to be dominant in both languages, they’re going to be fluent, and acquire a second language at the same proficiency level.”
Students enrolled in dual language classes are eligible to earn a high school foreign language credit before setting foot in middle school.