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Spanish Dual Language Program

The Robbinsdale Area Schools Two-Way Spanish Dual Language Program is excited to welcome students in Kindergarten for Fall 2019 at Northport Elementary!

In the Spanish Dual Language Program, students from different language backgrounds learn together while instruction is systematically delivered in two languages. Students read, write, listen and speak in both languages becoming bilingual, biliterate, bicultural while working towards grade level academic achievement. Dual language offers an opportunity for students to add another language while at the optimal age for language learning.

The Spanish Dual Language Program is ideal for any student. Young children have the ability to gain language faster with near native like language skills. Furthermore, (or Additionally, learning a language at a young age increases cognitive development, which allows for deeper levels of learning.

Students who join the program will see incredible benefits throughout their life. Knowing two languages allows for greater success in university language classes and employment opportunities. Additionally, language skills open the door to other countries, cultures and people.

How do I enroll my child?

  • Kindergarten is open for Fall 2019.
  • Space is limited and students will be accepted on a first come first serve basis.
  • More information about Dual Language Enrollment at dli@rdale.org or calling 763.504.4462

Can my student who is in grades 1-5, participate in the program?

  • Our program is brand new and only currently only open to  Kindergarten.  DLI programming will be added each year so programming will be offered to students in Grades K-1 in 2020-2021, K-2 in 2021-2022, K-3 in 2022-2023, K-4 in 2023-2024, K-5 in 2024-2025.