• District 41 Dual Language Program

    The Language Programs department provides dual language students with a quality education that will enable them to attain English and Spanish proficiency, so all students become bilingual, biliterate, and bicultural, and achieve academically within a socially, linguistically and culturally supportive environment.  We prepare students for an expanding global environment by teaching two languages and fostering the appreciation and understanding of multiculturalism.

    What is Dual Language Education?

    Dual language is a form of bilingual education in which students are taught literacy and content in two languages. In D41, dual language students follow a 50/50 content and language allocation plan. This means that content areas are taught in English or Spanish for a specific amount of time.  Students enrolled in the Dual Language program are exposed to the same grade level curriculum (Illinois State Learning Standards) as any other D41 student. 




    (Cognate & word study)



    (AM or PM)

    *Alternating language days

    • English Language Arts

    • Social studies

    • Specials

    • Spanish Language Development

    • English Language Development

    • Spanish Language Arts

    • Math

    • Science

    1st - 5th Grade 

    (two sections)

    *Alternate between teachers 


    • English Language Arts

    • Social Studies

    • Specials

    • Spanish Language Arts

    • Science

    • Math

    6th - 8th grade

    4 CORES

    • Literacy

    • Science

    • Social Studies

    • Math

    • Spanish Language & Literature 

      • (6th, 7th and 8th grade)

    Other information

    • Our Dual Language program does not allow students from other districts to participate. 

    • Kindergarten and Dual Language enrollment are two different processes. 

      • Students must FIRST be registered as District 41 students. 

      • Students may be considered for Dual Language AFTER their online enrollment into District 41 is completed in the spring

    • Native English speakers can enter Dual Language at the kindergarten level ONLY.

    If I have additional questions, who can I contact?
    You can contact Ashley Daniels at the Central Services Office at 630-534-7239 or by email at adaniels@d41.org

    Follow the links to find the Dual Language Application forms in English and Espanol


    Dual Language Parent Information Videos

    Dual Language Parent Information / Espanol

    Dual Language Resources