DUAL LANGUAGE IMMERSION SCHOOLS Spanish K-5
FOR INFORMATION ABOUT APPLICATIONS AND THE SCHOOL LOTTERY PROCESS
Go to pps.net/schoolchoice or any Portland Public School main office
Call an Enrollment & Transfer specialist: English: 503-916-3205 Español | Spanish: 503-916-3205 Русский | Russian: 503-916-3205 Tiếng Việt | Vietnamese: 503-916-3584 中文 | Chinese: 503-916-3585 Soomaaliga | Somali: 503-916-3586
Email: [email protected]
Visit the Enrollment & Transfer Office 501 N. Dixon St., Suite 140
Mt. Tabor Chinese
Vietnamese Roseway Heights
COMMITMENT Dual language immersion is designed as a K-12 program with the expectation that students will participate for the length of the program. The goal is for all students to become bilingual and bi-literate while achieving at a high academic level in two languages and developing cross-cultural skills.
DUAL LANGUAGE IMMERSION
The aim of the PPS K-12 Dual Language Immersion Program is for all students to be bilingual, develop strong cross-cultural and high-level thinking skills, and achieve a solid academic foundation that prepares them for high school, college and beyond. To achieve these outcomes, the program promotes selfconfidence and motivation, a love of learning, and supports the linguistic and cultural identity that allows all students to become independent and active members of the global community.
PORTLAND PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Portland Public Schools Dual Language Immersion Department 501 N. Dixon St. Portland, OR 97227 503-916-3151
An enriched K-12 learning experience where students learn core academic content in two languages
Second Language Skills
PROGRAM MODELS Portland Public Schools offers a variety of dual language programs in four different languages. All programs utilize district-adopted curriculum in two languages.
Students achieve high proficiency in the partner language as well as English.
The amount of time spent in each language (English and the partner language) depends on the grade level, language and specific program. •
Improved Performance on Standardized Tests Students perform as well as or better than nondual language students on standardized tests of Language Arts and/or Math administered in English.
Long Term Benefits Students are better prepared for the global community and job markets where a second language is an asset.
Enhanced Cognitive Skills Immersion students typically develop greater cognitive flexibility, demonstrating increased attention control, better memory, and superior problem solving skills as well as enhanced understanding of their primary language.
Develop proficiency in reading, writing, speaking and listening in English and partner language.
Achieve proficiency in all academic subjects; meet or exceed state and district standards.
Attain skills in cross cultural communication and a sense of responsible membership in the global community.
“My daughter is gaining more than just language skills. Each day she learns that there is more than one way to say or do things. She is developing the critical thinking skills that she needs to become a global citizen.” 3rd Grade Parent
90:10 Spanish and Russian Grade Kinder 1st 2nd 3rd 4th-5th 6th-8th 9th-12th
Spanish or Russian 90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 33% 20%
English 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 67% 80%
50:50 Japanese, Chinese, and Vietnamese Grade