Heritage Language Ceremony

Global Competence Certificate for Heritage Language Speakers Award Ceremony and Student Presentations

June 29, 2021 6:00 – 7:30 pm

We are pleased to invite you to a celebratory event for the Heritage Language Grant program through OSPI and Evergreen Public Schools. These are Heritage Language speakers of Romanian, Russian, and Spanish, who took time throughout this year to participate in this extra-curricular program to further develop their proficiency in their Heritage Languages, while also exploring the Sustainable Development Goals and developing themselves as Global Citizens. Please join us for this final celebration to recognize the amazing work of our instructors and students in a year like no other.

Free and open to the public. Register now!

About the Grant

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: https://theglobalseal.com/