The Dual Language Academy of the Monterey Peninsula is a Two-Way Bilingual Immersion (TWBI) program. In our TWBI program, students develop dual language proficiency by receiving instruction in both English and Spanish in a linguistically balanced classroom that is usually comprised of half native Spanish speakers and half English Speakers.
Two-way programs provide both sets of students with ample exposure to the two languages, one language at a time, allowing them to progress and attain academic excellence in both languages while gaining an appreciation for another culture and developing mastery of grade-level content standards.
Program participants and their families are expected to make a minimum commitment of six years (Kindergarten through 5th grade) to fully benefit from the Two-Way Bilingual Immersion model.
OUR MISSION & Vision
The United States of America has always been a multilingual and multicultural nation and mastery of two or more languages has significant benefits to its individuals, families, and communities. Mastery of languages should be developed in an additive language program where all students learn a second language while enhancing – not sacrificing – their first language.
As MPUSD works to have career-ready graduates, attaining bilingualism and biliteracy allows students to be adequately prepared for the growing need of a bilingual/biliterate workforce in Monterey County and beyond.
The Dual Language Academy of the Monterey Peninsula adopts the following goals to achieve its mission: