If you are a parent of a child who is :

  • Spanish speaking and entering Kindergarten to Second Grade

  • English speaking and entering Kindergarten to First Grade

  • Bilingual in Spanish and English and entering Kindergarten to Second grade

AND…

You are a parent who wants to educate your child so that she or he will become a bilingual, biliterate, and bicultural person…

VISIT US and meet our team at PS 96 ACT, to consider the enrichment of a Dual Language education for your child! 

We offer families of English Language Learners three programs that help their children learn English. The two programs are:

Dual Language

Dual-language programs include both native English speakers and English Language Learners. The students learn in both English and their home language. In most dual-language programs, the students get half of their instruction in their home language and the other half in English.

The goal of the program is for students to learn how to speak, read, understand, and write in two languages, and also learn about and appreciate other cultures.

English as a New Language

In an English as a New Language program teachers work with the students to build their speaking, writing, reading and listening skills in English using supports in the students’ home language. The goal of the program is to support students as they become capable in English. There are three types of English as a New Language programs:

  • Push-in: an English as a New Language teacher works with a general education teacher to provide language and vocabulary support to students.
  • Pull-out: English Language Learners who spend most of the school day in an English-only classroom are brought together for targeted instruction in English.