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Dual Language Program Design and Support

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​A network for educators who enrich children's lives in dual language (DL) programs and support parents' quest for their children to be multilingual, culturally diverse individuals. 

To support dual language programs, we provide:​

  • Professional development, resources and tools to help schools develop successful research-based DL programs,
  • Collaboration and networking opportunities for DL educators and administrators to share best practices, and
  • Technical support to help schools/districts create coherence for their DL programs. 


Dual Language School Site Visits

Join us in one of several opportunities to visit well established, model dual language programs in San Diego County.  School visits begin with a program overview by the school site administration and MEGA staff, followed by classroom visits, a debrief opportunity, and a professional learning session.

Intended audience: teachers, TOSAs, coaches, and site and district administrators
Cost: $25 per person. Includes lunch and materials

Sherman Elementary (K-5)
Program model: Two-way, 50/50
Target language: Spanish
Date: Dec. 10, 2019 
Time: School visit: 9:15 a.m. - noon
          Professional learning: 1 - 3 p.m.Nestor Language Academy (K-8)
Program model: Two-way, 90/10
Target language: Spanish
Date: Jan. 23, 2020
Time: School visit: 8:30 a.m. - noon
          Professional learning: 1 - 3 p.m.

Longfellow Magnet School (K-8)
Program model: One-way, 90/10
Date: Feb. 20, 2020 
Time: School visit: 9:15 a.m. - 1 p.m.
          Professional learning: 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Lakeside Dual Language Pathway (K-12)
Program models: One-way, 50/50 and 90/10
Target languages: Mandarin and Spanish
Date: March 11, 2020 
Time: School visits: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Customized Professional Learning

Dual Language 101: New Program Design

Dual Language 102: Strategic Program Design