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Welcome to the Multilingual Department

Welcome to the Multilingual Department
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Our Work
The Multilingual Department exists to ensure that all students in Minneapolis Public Schools have opportunities to develop language competency through multiple strands of programming.
 
Our programs are designed for students in Minneapolis Public Schools to gain cross-cultural competency and achieve full bilingualism and biliteracy to succeed in a globally interdependent world. The cultural and linguistic diversity of the students we serve is our greatest strength. We strive to create quality learning environments that respect, reflect, and accommodate this diversity.
 
English Learner programs promote academic achievement of students who qualify for English Learner services through research-based instructional strategies, language-rich learning environments, and affirmation of student, family, and community assets. 
 
Dual Language programs are designed to support students receiving English Learner services in emerging fully bilingual and biliterate in both English and their home language.
 
Immersion programs are available in Spanish, for native English and native Spanish speaking students to learn both languages together to emerge fully bilingual and biliterate, and in French, for students with no previous experience with French to emerge fully bilingual and biliterate in both English and French.
 
World Language programs are available K-12 in multiple languages to provide opportunities for all students to be global multilingual leaders through the development of multicultural competency and proficiency in a language other than English.
 
Our Vision
Every English Learner bilingual and biliterate, college and career ready
 
Our Core Values
Our work is guided by the following values;
  • Bilingualism is an asset
  • All teachers are teachers of English Learners
  • All MPS staff are responsible for the success of English Learners
  • Every parent is a partner

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