Three students from King Immersion Program

Dual Language

Dual Language

  •  Department of Dual Language

    Through multi-lingual programs, the Department of Dual Language (DL) supports the district goal of every student by name being prepared for college, career and participation as an active community member, regardless of race, income or zip code.

    The department prioritizes closing the opportunity gap for historically underserved students. To this end, the department 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.

    • Native language literacy
    • Dual language immersion
    • World language


    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.


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

    • Chinese
    • Japanese
    • Russian
    • Spanish
    • Vietnamese


    Kindergarten Information


    Information in Chinese (written in Simplified Chinese and spoken in Cantonese Chinese)


    Information in Chinese (written in Simplified Chinese and spoken in Mandarin Chinese)


    Information in English


    Information in Russian


    Information in Somali


    Information in Spanish


    Information in Vietnamese


    To learn more about the enrollment process, please contact the Enrollment and Transfer Center which oversees the lottery process for Kindergarten students and the Petition Transfers process for students at other grade levels.

    How to Apply


Ruth Tucker
K-12 Dual Language and World Languages Assistant Director
Lihong Dai
Business Operation Analyst I - Academic Programs