PfISD Vietnamese Bilingual Program

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    The PfISD Vietnamese Bilingual Program promotes oral language development and biculturalism for participating students. The program is committed to educating our students in a multicultural environment that accelerates learning and honors students’ cultural heritage.

    The program serves students identified as Emergent Bilinguals in both English and Vietnamese, and transfers the students to English-only instruction. Academic growth is accelerated through cognitive academic support in the student's first language along with meaningful academic content taught through the student's additional language, English. The goal is to promote high levels of academic achievement, oral language development in the student's home language, and full English language and academic proficiency.

    Vietnamese Program Goals:

    • Develop oral proficiency in Vietnamese

    • Develop high levels of proficiency in English

    • Develop biculturalism

    • Develop parent outreach capacity

    • Develop parent outreach capacity

    Framework: Instructional Design:

    All the students in the Vietnamese Bilingual Program will receive English instruction in all the content areas and are instructed in Vietnamese as well as English in the area of language arts. The Vietnamese Bilingual Program is available at Wieland Elementary.

     Vietnamese Bilingual Program Framework