Celebrating First Year of Vietnamese Dual Language Immersion Academy

At a special Recognition Night for the Vietnamese Dual Language Immersion Program, attendees were treated to amazing student performances, success stories, awards and recognition of valued partners in our journey to implement this groundbreaking program.

Pathway to Biliteracy was designed by the Orange County Department of Education and WSD is the first district in OC to adopt and offer K-8 Pathway to Biliteracy Awards.

The awards are earned in preschool, kindergarten, third, fifth and eighth grades.

Criteria for kindergarten Pathway to Biliteracy Award: 

  • Orally identify primary colors in English and target language
  • Count and recite numbers one through 10 in English and target language
  • Follow three step directions in both English and target language
  • Sing two songs or recite two poems
  • React to familiar books by commenting, asking, or responding to questions about characters, objects or events
  • Show knowledge of main characters, events, or information in familiar story or informational text
  • Produce simple greetings in both English and target language

Special thanks to all the people and organizations that helped make this program a huge success and congratulations to our students and their families!