“Dual language immersion (DLI) education provides social, cognitive and academic benefits to children and prepares them to be successful in a global society. Portland Public Schools offers free programs in five languages: Spanish, Japanese, Mandarin, Russian and Vietnamese.
Our own Rose City Park Elementary houses the Vietnamese program, which is relatively new and usually has no wait-list. That means families interested in foreign language immersion will have greater odds of enrollment in this program. Native and non-native Vietnamese families looking for a challenging, engaging and highly beneficial language and social program should apply. Attendance at Kinder Connect on Feb. 18 or 26 is mandatory for entering a DLI lottery.”
A Vietnamese family in the Overlook neighborhood with two young kids in the Vietnamese DLI program is happy to answer questions, open to forming study/play groups, and provide general support for families interested. Please contact Sarah-Truclinh Tran (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you’d like to chat about the Vietnamese program with a family.”