Dual Language Program

Dual Language LogoBPUSD Dual Language Program
Our Dual Language Program offers English and Spanish-speaking students the opportunity to learn and excel in both languages.
Research indicates that a Dual Language Program is the most effective model for educating limited English proficient students. Additionally, it provides English-speaking students the chance to learn a second language without compromising their academic achievement or English proficiency.

Dual Language Benefits and Opportunities 
  • The program provides students and parents with unique learning opportunities, including exclusive events, meetings, workshops, and other engaging activities.
  • Established in 1994, our program is led by experienced teachers and features a robust curriculum with creative instruction.
  • Students who complete the entire TK/K - 12th grade Dual Language program receive a Seal of Biliteracy certificate upon graduation.
  • Additionally, students develop cultural awareness, enhancing their understanding and appreciation of diverse cultures.
Our Dual Language Approach
  • Students in our Dual Language Program follow the 90/10 model.
  • Pre-K to 1st-grade students receive 90% of their instruction in Spanish and 10% in English.
  • Each subsequent year, the amount of English instruction is gradually increased.
  • By 5th and 6th grade, students achieve fluency in both languages, with instructional time evenly split between English and Spanish.
  • Emphasizes collaboration among teachers, students, and parents to ensure optimal learning outcomes.
Dual Language Schools
Three Pillars
Association of Two-Way & DL Education (ATDLE) (Formerly known as Two-Way CABE)


CAL (Center for Applited Linguistics)


CARLA (Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition)


CDE (California Department of Education)



Data/Research on Two-Way Immersion: Dr. Lindholm-Leary site


Dr. Lindholm-Leary & Linda Hardman Greene BCN Presentation (PDF) 

 Dr. Lindholm-Leary & Linda Hardman Presentation

Dual Language Education of New Mexico


Evaluator's Toolkit for Dual Language


Guiding Principles for Dual Language


Guiding Principles - Best Practices Instruction


National Dual Language Consortium


STARLight Research-Based Publications


Thomas & Collier Research


Websites, Research & Directories (PDF)

DL Immersion - Websites, Research & Directories