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Vietnamese Dual Language Immersion Program

The Vietnamese Dual Language Immersion is a unique educational program offered at Windmill Springs School that builds student bilingualism and biliteracy in Vietnamese and English. Additionally, students will develop a positive cultural identity and an appreciation of other cultures as a 21st Century global citizen.

The Vietnamese Dual Language Immersion Program integrates native English speaking and native Vietnamese speaking students in the same classroom. The teacher provides academic instruction in the target language for half the day, then the students switch classrooms and teachers, and the new teacher provides academic instruction in the other target language.  Students continue to learn standards-based content while they become fluent in two languages; linguistically and academically.
The goals of each program include:
  • Academic achievement in English and Vietnamese
  • Language skills in English and Vietnamese for students who speak Vietnamese AND for students who speak English and wish to learn Vietnamese as a second language.
  • Multicultural understanding
Students will:
  • Achieve high academic achievement in two languages
  • Speak fluently in two languages
  • Be equipped with skills to succeed in a global economy
  • Foster cross-cultural competency
  • Gain a competitive edge for college, scholarships, and career opportunities
  • Build leadership and self-confidence
  • Develop strong school and family connections
Who can participate?
The program will be enrolling children who will be entering Kindergarten in the fall of 2020. Children must turn 5 on or before September 1, 2020 to be eligible. 

Do you have to live within the Franklin-McKinley School District area to enroll your child?
No. Children do not need to live within the Franklin-McKinley School District boundaries to participate. Priority will be given to children living within the District boundaries. However, families with children who live outside the District boundaries can submit a transfer request with their District of residence to enroll their child in this program. 
Questions? 
English: Becky Roussin, Principal
(408) 363-5600
 
Vietnamese: Taylor Nguyen, Administrator of Assessment and Special Projects
(408) 283-6188
 
Accepting Interest Forms
If you are interested in the program, please click here and a team member will get back to you with further information! Enrollment for 2021-2022 school year will start on February 3, 2021. Families can pick up an application in person at Windmill Springs School or online by clicking here.