Global Competence Certificate for Heritage Language Speakers Awards Ceremony & Student Presentations
June 28th, 2022 6:00PM -7:30PM
Join us for the closing celebration of this unique program via Zoom
June 28, 2022 6:00-7:30 pm
Please join the World Affairs Council and our co-sponsors in celebration of our Global Competence Certificate program for heritage language speakers. As part of a unique grant from Washington State’s Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), heritage language speakers of Romanian, Russian, Spanish, and Ukrainian have embarked on a multi-year journey to develop their language proficiency and global competence.
Keynote Speaker: We are delighted that Patty Finnegan from OSPI will be speaking briefly on what the Heritage Language Grants mean for Washington State.
Since this grant program will be continuing in the 2022-2023 school year, our closing celebration for 2022 will also be a great opportunity to learn about the program from the students themselves. We are eager to recruit additional students to join the program in September 2022.
About the Grant Program
The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) Multilingual Education Department awarded a first-time Heritage Language Grant in 2021 to Wenatchee Public Schools in Wenatchee, WA, to offer a two-year remote-learning program for Heritage Language speakers of Romanian, Russian, Spanish, or Ukrainian. The project supports students to develop their language proficiency and literacy in their Heritage Language while also preparing a portfolio for the Global Competence Certificate in the Heritage Language and English through the World Affairs Council in Seattle. Students may complete World Language Competency-Based Credit testing to earn high school credits in their language and qualify for the Washington State Seal of Biliteracy. They may also earn the Global Seal of Biliteracy https://theglobalseal.com/.
Cosponsored by the World Affairs Council Global Classroom Program, Ethnic Heritage Council, American Romanian Cultural Society, University of Washington Center for Global Studies. Grant sponsored by Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction and Wenatchee Public Schools.