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  Dual-Language/ESL Programs

Lufkin I.S.D. offers a variety of Dual-Language and ESL Programs to effectively address the academic needs of our students.  The programs include the following:


ESL - English as a 2nd Language
(Grades PK3-12)
 

One-Way Dual-Language
(Grades PK3-5)

               Two-Way Dual-Language
(Grades K-12)




Research Shows that Students enrolled in a
Dual-Language Program:  

  • Leaves students with more flexibility in thinking, greater sensivity to
         language, and a better ear for listening.
  • Gives the child a head start in language requirements for college.
  • Gives a child the ability to communicate with people he would otherwise not have the chance to know.
  • Increase job opportunities in careers where knowing another language is an asset.
  • Improves a child's understanding of his/her native language.
  • Opens the door to other cultures and helps the child to understand and appreciate people from other countries.

The benefits of being Bilingual:


  • Achieve as Well or Better in English Language Arts
  • Achieve Greater Overall Proficiency in Pronunciation and Language Skills in the Second Language
  • Generally Achieve Higher Scores in Reading
  • Perform as Well or Better in Other Subjects
  • Are Shown to be More Creative Thinkers
  • Have Better Developed Verbal Skills



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