Frequently Asked Questions

  • Below is a list of typical questions from families regarding a Dual Language Immersion Program.  Click on the question to reveal a suggested answer.  If your question cannot be answered, please contact your school's principal or Mr. Jake Boula at boulaj@wps.k12.va.us for more information. 

  • How do I access DL if I do not live in the VACDES or FDES zone?

  • What are the benefits of a dual language program?

  • How will the teacher help my child learn and understand in a second language?

  • What will a typical school day look like?

  • What is expected of students in a dual language program?

  • How will my child be assessed?

  • What else can I do to support my child at home?

  • Help! I don't speak the language! How can I support my child?

  • How will my child be graded?

  • What if my child encounters difficulty in the dual language program?

  • We speak a language other than Spanish or English at home. Can our child benefit?

  • What should I expect at a parent-teacher conference?

  • How long will it take my child to learn the second language?