Three students from King Immersion Program

Dual Language

Dual Language

  • Dual Language PreK - 12

    The goals of the Dual Language Program in Portland Public Schools are to ensure bilingualism and biliteracy, grade-level academic achievement, and social-cultural competency for every student we serve, particularly for our students of color and Emergent Bilinguals. 

    Dual Language programs prioritize closing the opportunity gap for historically underserved students. To this end, DL provides multiple pathways and entry points for students to become bilingual and biliterate with a variety of programs offered to support the diversity of levels of proficiency in the partner languages. Students who participate in these programs and reach a high level of academic language proficiency qualify for the Seal of Biliteracy awarded by the State of Oregon.

    • Dual language immersion
    • Native language literacy
    • World language

    PPS offers Dual Language Immersion (DLI) programs in five languages:

    • Chinese
    • Japanese
    • Russian
    • Spanish
    • Vietnamese


Will Flores
Director of Multilingual Services
Risa Muñoz
Assistant Director of Dual Language Immersion
Lihong Dai
Business Operations Analyst
Jessica Bucknam
Dual Language Immersion TOSA
Yailine Quirós
Dual Language Immersion TOSA