Dual Language Learning
Helios Education Foundation embraces the opportunity to think differently.
Working alongside our Florida partners at the Orlando Repertory Theatre and Orange County Public Schools, we set out to bring the benefits of dual language learning to children in 11 voluntary pre-kindergarten classrooms with the goal of ensuring children become not only fluent in both English and Spanish, but bi-literate and bi-cultural.
Through the use of dramatic play, educators instruct children in both English and Spanish ensuring 50 percent of instruction time is dedicated to each language. The results have been exceptional, as noted by children’s dual language proficiency, exceptional literacy skills, and cultural awareness noted both in and outside the classroom.