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 to develop their language proficiency and literacy in their Heritage Language while also preparing a portfolio for the Global Competence Certificate in the Heritage Language (and English too, if they like) through the World Affairs Council in 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                                                                                                                                    

The grant will also fund a series of workshops for teachers throughout the state to learn more about effective Heritage Language teaching practices.

Evergreen Public Schools will be partnering with a number of community-based organizations, including the American Romanian Cultural SocietyEthnic Heritage CouncilSlavic East European Teachers Association of WashingtonWashington Association for Language TeachingWashington State Coalition for International Education, and the World Affairs Council 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.

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Come learn more about the new Heritage Language Grant for the Global Competence Certificate for Heritage Speakers.


Year-long remote-learning program for students to earn the Global Competence Certificate for Heritage Speakers and the Global Seal of Biliteracy.


Public high school heritage speakers of Romanian, Russian, or Spanish. The students need to have intermediate knowledge of Romanian, Russian or Spanish. 


The program will run through the school year, beginning mid-December.

How Much: 

The program is free for qualified public high school students, but space is very limited.

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Q: Who can register for this program?

A: Because of the state grant funding through OSPI Migrant/Bilingual, this program is only open to students attending public high schools in Washington state. 

Q: What is the cost of the program?

A: The cost of the program is funded by the state grant, so there are no registration fees required of students and their families.

Q: When does the program begin?

A: We are planning to recruit students during October-November and expect to begin the program mid-December.

For more details about the program please go here.


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