Two-way immersion (TWI) is a distinctive form of dual language education in which balanced numbers of native English speakers and native speakers of the partner language are integrated for instruction so that both groups of students serve in the role of language model and language learner at different times.
The goals for a DLTW program are for students to:
1. Develop high levels of language proficiency and literacy in both program languages.
2. Develop an appreciation for and an understanding of diverse cultures.
3. Provide a standard-based education while promoting proficiency in two languages.
4. Retain the native language of Spanish-speaking students.
The DLTW program will be housed at Anderson Elementary and is available to students entering Kindergarten in the Conroe Elementary Feeder attendance zone (Anderson, Armstrong , Giesinger, Patterson, Reaves, Rice, Runyan, Sam Houston, Stewart and Wilkinson).
It is important to note that since bilingual proficiency is a long-term commitment and space for the program is limited, it requires a commitment by the parents and students.
As part of the enrollment process, parents will be asked to sign a contract committing to the program for 5 years.
Due to the immersion nature of Spanish language instruction, native English dominant students can only be admitted into the DLTW program in the fall of their Kindergarten year.
The DLTW program is the bilingual education program for Spanish-speaking students who are learning English as their second language, therefore they will be accepted at any grade level. For more information on the DLTW program, please contact:
Dayren Carlisle, Coordinator of Bilingual/ESL Programs
3205 W. Davis
Conroe, TX 77304
Dual Language Two-Way Program FAQ
On average, studies show that students reach full proficiency in a second language within 4-6 years.
On average, students learn core subjects in either language as well or better than their peers who are not in Dual Language programs.
Children typically do have difficulty keeping languages separate.
No, we ask that you speak with your child in your first language, and we’ll help you provide support in the second language.