The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) Migrant/Bilingual Department has awarded a first-ever Heritage Language Program Grant to Evergreen Public Schools in Vancouver, WA, to develop a year-long remote-learning program for Heritage Language speakers of Romanian, Russian, and Spanish. The project will support the students in developing their language proficiency and literacy in their Heritage Language while also preparing a portfolio for the Global Competence Certificate (see video above) in the Heritage Language (and English too, if they like) through the World Affairs Council of Seattle. Upon completion of the program, students will also have the opportunity to complete World Language Competency-Based Credit testing to earn high school credits in their language and potentially qualify for the Washington State Seal of Biliteracy. They may also qualify for the Global Seal of Biliteracy.
Evergreen Public Schools will be partnering with a number of community-based organizations, including the American Romanian Cultural Society, Ethnic Heritage Council, Slavic East European Teachers Association of Washington, Washington Association for Language Teaching, Washington State Coalition for International Education, and the World Affairs Council's Global Classroom.
The program will be open to Heritage Language speakers of Romanian, Russian, or Spanish in Evergreen Public Schools and other public high schools throughout the state. Please complete this contact form in order to receive email announcements about our new program for high school Heritage Speakers of Romanian, Russian, or Spanish. Students, parents, teachers, counselors, and other interested community members are welcome to sign up for our email announcements.
Upcoming Information Sessions:
Oct. 22, 2020 | 3:30 - 4:30PM
Oct. 26, 2020 | 6:30 - 7:30PM
Oct. 29, 2020 | 5:30 - 6:30PM
Nov. 02, 2020 | 3:30 - 4:30PM
Nov. 05, 2020 | 6:30 - 7:30PM