Vietnamese l English

Klein ISD’s Vietnamese Bilingual Pathway is a biliteracy program that promotes language development through literacy in the core areas of Math, Reading, Language Arts, Science and Social Studies. Beginning in Kindergarten and continuing through Fifth Grade, all core subjects (Math, Reading, Language Arts, Science and Social Studies) are taught 50% in Vietnamese and 50% in English.

The Goal of the Vietnamese Bilingual Pathway is to help students become bilingual and biliterate in a culturally responsive environment; while promoting high academic achievement. This pathway will provide an opportunity for students to exemplify Profile of a Learner and Profile of a Leader. Ultimately, it will prepare them to work in a global community.

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PROGRAM BENEFITS

  • Develop heritage language at high levels.
  • Develop high academic levels in English while maintaining high levels of achievement in Vietnamese.
  • Positively impact writing, comprehension, and problem-solving skills.
  • Promotes cognitive development in the areas of creativity, divergent and higher order thinking.

ENROLLMENT PROCESS
  • Families attend an informational meeting to better understand the program components and requirements.
  • Families complete appropriate application.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What school(s) will offer Vietnamese Bilingual Pathway in the 2022-2023 school year?

Klenk Elementary - Kindergarten - 4th Grade.

How much Vietnamese/English instruction will my child receive?
Students receive 50% instruction in Vietnamese and 50% instruction in English.

What is our commitment to the program?
In order to achieve bilingualism and biliteracy at high academic levels, students must remain in the program through 5th grade.

I don’t speak English/Vietnamese at home. Is that going to affect my child’s academic development?
Not at all! Students will be highly supported at school, and we will share resources for home.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Allie Martin
Principal, Klenk Elementary

6111 Bourgeois Road Klein, TX 77066
832-484-6800 [email protected]

Kathy Vergara 
Director, Multilingual

832-249-4348 [email protected]

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