UPDATE April 27, 2020

  • Two-Way Dual Language recruiting process.

     

    Now that we know that students will not return to campus, our department met to work on how we are going to continue with our enrollment procedures. This is a first for all of us.  We are going to have to make some changes to the process. 

     

    Our requirements are the following:   

     

    1. Student must have a high reading level.

    We are going to look into students that already scored a high reading level in the 3rd Nine Weeks report.  Students tend to lose a level of reading or so during the summer and now that we have added two extra months of nonprofessional classroom teaching structure, we are worried that students are not going to be able to keep up with the demand of a Two-Way classroom. This would not be fair to them.  We want them to succeed and not fail. Please consider that next year these students are going to spend a lot of time catching up with what they missed this year and on top of that, they are going to be learning a second language. 

     

    1. We will not administer the Oral Proficiency Test

     

    Schools are closed; we are not going to be able to administer the Oral Proficiency test in person.  In previous years, we met with applicants to test their language proficiency using a simple oral language test.  This year we are going to rely more on the student’s current teacher feedback on how the student participated in the classroom.  We are looking for students who participate in class discussions, work well with others, and enjoy learning together.  Our program is all about working in groups.  We teach students to become both a language learner and a language teacher.

     

    1. Students must have an interest and the will to learn a second language 

     

    We are interested in students who display a positive attitude towards different cultures, languages, and people.  They are the reason our program remains strong and effective. 

     

     

    You will be receiving an email that will let you know whether your student is moving on to the lottery or if your student did not meet the first qualification at this time. 

    Once we have our final list of candidates we will conduct a lottery and will inform parents whether their student has made it to the program or if their name has been added to the waiting list. 

     

    Our goal is to have the 2020-2021 class roster by the end of May.