Phone: 815-562-6363

Dual Language Program

District #231’s Dual Language Program integrates native English-speaking students with Spanish-speaking students for academic instruction, which is presented in both languages.  The two-way immersion program is designed for families who would like their children to learn another language while receiving high quality academic instruction

What are the vision and goals of the Dual Language Program?

The philosophy of the Rochelle Elementary School District's Dual Language Program is to educate our students to become bilingual, biliterate, and bicultural in this ever-increasing global society. We will strive for our students to achieve academic excellence in two languages and attain a multicultural understanding and appreciation for the different cultures represented in our program.


What is a Dual Language program?

Dual Language education is an effective approach to developing language proficiency and literacy in English and a partner language. Two-Way Immersion, one type of dual language education, integrates native English speakers and native speakers of another language for academic content instruction through both English and the partner language beginning in elementary school. The Spanish-English two-way immersion form of dual language is characterized as follows:

Approximately half of students are from Spanish-speaking homes and half from homes in which English (or another language) is spoken.

Instruction integrates literacy and academic content knowledge in both languages.

Curriculum focuses on challenging, age-appropriate academic skills and knowledge aligned to high standards for all students.

District Office

1401 E. Flagg Road

Rochelle, IL 61068, USA


Phone: (815) 562-6363

Fax: (815) 562-5500

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