Vietnamese / 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.
  • If selected, through the lottery process, families sign a partnership agreement.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What school(s) will offer Vietnamese Bilingual Pathway in 2019-20?

Klenk Elementary - Kindergarten & Grade 1

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 amartin4@kleinisd.net

Kathy Vergara 
Instructional Officer, Multilingual

4411 Louetta Road, Klein, TX 77388
832-249-4348 kvergara1@kleinisd.net

Department of Multilingual Services
Teaching & Learning Center

4411 Louetta Road, Klein, TX 77388

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