Two-Way Program Overview

  • Walsh Two-Way Program

    “One language sets you in a corridor for life.

    Two languages open every

    door along the way”

    ~Frank Smith~

    TWO-WAY Bilingual Program

    The Framingham Public Schools Two-Way Bilingual Program was established in 1990 at the elementary school level and at Walsh Middle School in 1998.

    The Two-Way Bilingual Spanish Program is designed to provide  students an exciting, enriching, and challenging educational opportunity in English and Spanish for 21st century learning. Students will learn to collaborate, communicate and think critically in the academic content areas of Spanish Language Arts and Social Studies in Spanish while Math, Science and English Language Arts are taken with standard curriculum, in English.  

    Once students have transitioned to high school, students continue to develop their Spanish proficiency through three possible strands. By the end of twelfth grade, students will have obtained the bilingual skills and multicultural competencies needed to succeed in our global society and economy.  Students who have committed to the program since Kindergarten will be recognized during the high school graduation ceremony by wearing the Two-Way cord.

     *  TWO-WAY Information Leaflet - English    

    *TWO-WAY Folleto de información - español

    *TWO-WAY Brochure - English

     

        WALSH TWO-WAY PROGRAM - "SEE HOW WE LEARN!"

     

     Ministry of Education

    International Spanish Academy

    The ISA program is an educational initiative promoted by the Spanish Education Office in the United States and Canada in collaboration with American educational authorities and administrations. The International Spanish Academies (ISA) are schools spanning all grade levels from Pre-K through 12, known for their prestige and commitment to the language and culture of Spain. These schools implement content based programs using Content and Language Integrated (CLIL) methodology in Spanish within immersion, dual or bilingual programs. A Memorandum of Understanding is signed by the Spanish Ministry of Education and Culture and either the State, school district or school where the importance that the English and Spanish languages carry as means of communication between individuals as well as countries is recognized, as well as the valuable role they play in the exchange of ideas in the fields of economy, science and culture. Both parties are driven by a mutual desire to strengthen ties between the citizens of their respective territories and to cooperate in the efforts that both parties are exerting to design the educational model of this new millennium, where interculturalism is and will continue to be an essential element. 

    *  ISA Information - English

    *  ISA Flyer English/Spanish

    *  ISA Information - English

     El programa ISA es una iniciativa educativa promovida por la Oficina de Educación de España en los Estados Unidos y Canadá en colaboración con las autoridades y administraciones educativas estadounidenses. Las Academias Internacionales de Español (ISA) son escuelas que abarcan todos los niveles desde preescolar hasta el 12º grado, conocidas por su prestigio y compromiso con el idioma y la cultura de España. Estas escuelas implementan programas basados ​​en el contenido utilizando la metodología de Contenido e Idioma Integrado (CLIL) o similar en español dentro de los programas de inmersión, dual o bilingüe. El Ministerio de Educación y Cultura de España y el estado, el distrito escolar o la escuela firman un Memorando de Entendimiento en el que se reconoce la importancia que los idiomas inglés y español tienen como medio de comunicación entre personas y países, así como el valioso rol que juegan en el intercambio de ideas en los campos de la economía, la ciencia y la cultura Ambas partes están impulsadas por el deseo mutuo de fortalecer los lazos entre los ciudadanos de sus respectivos territorios y cooperar en los esfuerzos que ambas partes están desplegando para diseñar el modelo educativo de este nuevo milenio, donde la interculturalidad es y seguirá siendo un elemento esencial.

     ISA SCHOOLS USA

     

    Walsh Core Values