语言可用性

语言可用性与双语能力

借助口译或笔译访问 OEO 的服务

  • 索取电话口译

OEO 备有电话口译服务。请致电1-866-297-2597,并说出您所用语言的名称,索取口译服务。

  • 欢迎在此处参阅《与OEO合作》(其中简述了我们工作方式的信息)以及OEO联系学校许可表格翻译副本: 
  • 致电1-866-297-2597或发送电子邮件至oeoinfo@gov.wa.gov,索取OEO文档的笔译或口译  

家庭用语言可用性资源

家长有权以能理解的语言接收学校重要信息。 在必要时,学区必须提供口译和/或笔译服务,与英语水平有限的家长(包括在英语口语、听力、阅读写作方面流利程度有限的家长)进行沟通。

欢迎访问美国教育部英语学习者资源办公室网站,了解英语能力有限家长的权利(LEP)和学区义务详情,网址: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices /list/ocr/ellresources.html

https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/dcl-factsheet-el-students-201501-chinese-ms.pdf

对于英语能力有限的家长,以及需与此类家长沟通的学校及学区,我们准备了多语种情况说明书,包括柬埔寨语、中文、苗族、朝鲜语、老挝语、俄语,西班牙语、他加禄语和越南语。)

给家长/家庭的快速提示

如果您需要口译或笔译服务,了解自己孩子所在学校的信息,或与孩子所在学校沟通,请进行以下操作: 

  •  在学校的前台索取口译员,或询问学校员工,是否可以使用语言专线,通过电话联系口译员;

  • 拨打学校的主要联系电话,索取口译服务;

  • (用英语或您自己的语言)发送一封简要的电子邮件,要求学校携口译员给您致电,方便安排会面或讨论问题、疑虑。

如果您有任何疑问,或者需要解释、笔译或口译,请尝试联系:

  • 您孩子的校长;

  • 您学区的英语(ELL)服务总监;或

  • 您学区的平等总监。

口译服务请求电子邮件示例:

"Dear Teacher (or Principal, Counselor, Nurse):  尊敬的老师(或校长、咨询员、护士):

My name is ____ .  我叫 ____.

I am the parent of ____.   我是____的家长。

I want to talk with you about my child.   我想与你谈谈我孩子的情况。

Can you please call me with an interpreter?   您是否能携口译员给我来电? 

My phone number is: ____.   我的电话号码是: ____

Thank you."  谢谢。

如果您收到了英文书面通知、电子邮件或其他文档,但无法理解,请垂询发送者,要求将文件翻译成您的语言。如果联系人不能及时提供完整的文件书面翻译,请与学校教职人员和口译人员会面,口头翻译该文件,并给您留出足够的时间做笔记。 如果您需要帮助,请致电1-866-267-2597,联系OEO。有电话口译服务可用。
Resources for School Districts

Language Access Resources for School Districts

Find information and resources at OSPI's Equity & Civil Rights Interpretation and Translation Services page, including:

  • Civil rights laws that require school districts to communicate with parents in a language they can understand;
  • Fact sheets on Parents' Rights re Interpretation and Translation Services translated into 21 different languages;http://www.k12.wa.us/Equity/Interpretation.aspx 
  • Multi-language poster informing families how to request interpretation or translation;
  • Link to WSSDA Language Access Policy and Procedure;
  • Details for setting up a telephone interpreter service and/or written translation services via the state contract;
  • Links to online training for interpreters, and school staff who work with interpreters.

You can also check out OEO's handout on Communicating with Families Using an Interpreter.

English Language Learners (ELLs or ELs) 

Students who are learning English are often called English Language Learners (ELLs) or English Learners (ELs). School Districts are required to make sure that their English Learner students can participate in meaningful ways in the school and its programs. 

Schools need to:

  • Identify English Learners: At the beginning of each school year, and when new families move into the school, school districts ask about home languages in order to try to identify students who might need English language instruction and supports.
  • Assess English Learners: If a student is still learning English and might need help with English, school districts will do a test, or “assessment”, as soon as possible, to determine how much English the student knows and where the student needs help. Students are tested every year to help the school decide if they are still eligible for English Learner instructional supports. To understand what the language proficiency test results mean and what the levels are, look at  OSPI's Migrant/Bilingual website, here: https://www.k12.wa.us/student-success/access-opportunity-education/migrant-and-bilingual-education (available in Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Marshalese, Punjabi, Sgaw-Karen, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Ukranian, and Vietnamese).
  • Provide Language Supports: In Washington State, school districts must  provide “transitional bilingual instructional programs” (unless it is not practical) that include teaching the student in the student's home or first language while the student is also learning English.  If it is not practical for the school district to teach the student in both languages, then the district can offer “alternative instructional programs.”  Some examples are: bringing English language instruction to the student's regular classroom (sometimes called “push in”) or pulling the student out of the regular classroom for instruction (sometimes called “pull out”).  The student can learn English in groups or just on their own with a teacher.  Parents can always choose to opt-out of English Learner programs.
  • Ensure Equal Access and Inclusion of English Learners School districts must make sure that English Learner students have the opportunity to participate in all district programs and services that they qualify for, including Highly Capable programs, extra-curricular programs.

Sometimes, making sure that the student can participate means offering interpretation or translation. If you have questions about how or whether an English Learner student can participate in a school program or service, try:

  • Talking to the school principal; and/or
  • Contacting the school district's English Learner department.

If you need help, please contact OEO. Learn more about how school districts can provide meaningful access for students learning English by reading the US Department of Education's English Learner Toolkit. Available in multiple languages on the US Department of Education's website, here: https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/oela/english-learner-toolkit/index.html

Learn more about English Learner Assessments and Programs at OSPI's Migrant/Transitional Bilingual Instruction web page, here: https://www.k12.wa.us/student-success/access-opportunity-education/migrant-and-bilingual-education Read more about how (and why) public schools are doing more to help students keep and build skills in multiple languages, here: https://www.k12.wa.us/student-success/equity-education/migrant-and-bilingual-education/bilingual-education-program and here: https://www.k12.wa.us/student-success/equity-education/migrant-and-bilingual-education/dual-language-resources.

Supporting Bilingual Abilities

Supporting Bilingual Abilities

Washington state public schools are doing many different things to encourage students to learn more than one language. Some schools offer dual language immersion programs, meaning that students learn in English and another language.

For students who speak another language, there are opportunities to earn credits for high school graduation by taking a test (to earn what are called competency credits). Students must earn credits in world languages to graduate now and students with these skills already can make great use of meeting those requirements.

School districts are also encouraged to partner, in government to government relationships with Tribes, to offer opportunities to learn indigenous Tribal languages, taught by teachers certified by the Tribes.

Finally, students who have demonstrated a high level of proficiency in English and a second language can earn a Seal of Biliteracy when they graduate. Bilingualism is important and helps to preserve and explore different cultures through languages. Learn more about benefits of supporting bilingualism for your child: Speak Your Language! (available in 23 languages) http://www.k12.wa.us/MigrantBilingual/SpeakYourLanguage.aspx

Dual Language Immersion Programs

What they are: Programs where students receive instruction directly in two languages during the school day. The goal is for students to learn to speak, listen, read and write in both languages. Generally, students are expected to participate in a Dual Language program for several years to reach that goal. 

Where they are: In an increasing number of public schools in Washington state. Check out the map posted on OSPI's Dual Languages web page to find current Dual Language programs around the state: http://www.k12.wa.us/MigrantBilingual/DualLanguages.aspx

Who can participate: Generally, dual language programs are “choice” programs. That means families that are interested can request that their child be placed in a dual language program. If there is more interest in the program than space available, districts might use a lottery system or a first come/first placed system. Check with your district's office to find out if there is a Dual Language Immersion option in your district, and what the process is for enrolling. 

What languages are taught: Spanish and English Dual Language programs are most common in Washington State. Some districts have Dual Language programs that combine Japanese and English; Mandarin Chinese and English; and Vietnamese and English. We can expect to see more languages added over time. 

Where to learn more: Find resources for Professional Learning and Curriculum and watch videos featuring some of Washington's dual language programs at OSPI's Dual Language website: http://www.k12.wa.us/MigrantBilingual/DualLanguages.aspx.

World Language Competency Credits

School districts in Washington State can offer students the option of taking an exam that shows their ability to speak, listen, read, and write in a second language.  Students can earn up to 4 high school credits for world language.

  • Students can earn credits by showing what they know on the language exams, without having to take a class at school.
  • For students who have maintained their ability to speak in their own, or their family's first language, they can use these experiences to earn credits toward graduation requirements.
  • Students can earn credits in languages that are not offered as courses at their own high school.

To earn credits, students will need to be able to speak, listen, read and write in the language.  Sometimes, students who speak a language other than English at home will need to spend some time studying the language more formally to do well on the exam. 

Learn More: Students/Families and Educators – find more information about the competency credit option and Sample World Language Tests at OSPI's World Languages web page, here: http://www.k12.wa.us/WorldLanguages/StudentsEarnCredits2.aspx

To find out details regarding when and where tests are offered, and whether there is a fee, contact your high school counselor, look on your district's web page, or call your district's office. 

Community schools and culture clubs can work with their local school districts to propose that students receive World Language Competency-based Credit based on an agreement between the district and program. Work with the district to determine whether students can be granted the credits before they take a test or class. For more information, visit OSPI's World Languages web page. http://www.k12.wa.us/WorldLanguages/CompetencyBasedCredits.aspx.

If your district does not yet offer a World Language Competency Credit test, talk with your school counselor and principal, and reach out to your district's administration to ask about options for making the tests available.  If you need help, contact OEO. For more information on the program visit the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction's Road Map World Language Credit Program page. World Language Credit Brochures English (black & whiteAmharic Arabic Chinese Nepali Punjabi Russian Somali Spanish Tagalog Vietnamese World Language Credits Video Clips on YouTube Courtesy of OneAmericaSamoan Somali Spanish Tagalog Tigrinya, Vietnamese Amharic Cambodian Chinese Korean Punjabi Russian Arabic

Washington State Seal of Biliteracy

School districts in Washington can offer students the option of earning the Washington State Seal of Biliteracy. The Seal of Biliteracy recognizes public high school graduates who have attained a high level of proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing in one or more world languages in addition to English. Students can earn the Seal in different ways, including: 

  • Taking world language courses at school and earning strong scores on AP (Advanced Placement) or IB (International Baccalaureate) World Language exams
  • Earning 4 World Language Competency-based Credits

For more details, including other ways students can demonstrate a high level of proficiency in a world language, visit OSPI's World Languages web page, here: http://www.k12.wa.us/WorldLanguages/SealofBiliteracy.aspx.

School districts do not have to participate, but they can.  If your district does not offer the option of the Seal of Biliteracy, talk with your high school counselor and principal and reach out to your school district administrators. Educators interested in learning more about how to participate and offer the Seal of Biliteracy can find detailed information at OSPI's World Languages web page, here: http://www.k12.wa.us/WorldLanguages/SealofBiliteracy.aspx.

Native American / Indigenous Languages

Prior to the 1800s, the languages most commonly spoken in the area that is now Washington State included different Coast Salish languages spoken by Tribes in the Puget Sound region, Interior Salish languages spoken by Tribes east of the Cascade mountains and languages spoken by the Makah, Quileute and other tribes on the Pacific coast. Despite U.S. government policies that aimed to erase Native languages and cultural traditions, Tribes in this region have preserved their languages, and are working to revitalize their use among youth and elders.

All school districts in Washington State are now required to incorporate tribal government, history and culture into their social studies curricula, and districts are encouraged to offer instruction in Native American languages. Districts are encouraged to develop government to government relationships with the Tribes in their areas to partner in meeting this charge.

Many Tribes offer resources and classes in their languages through their Tribal language or education departments, and partner with their area school districts to ensure students can earn credit for learning their own language. Some school districts offer classes at elementary or high school levels in their area Tribes' languages.

Teachers of Native American languages must be certified according to the First Peoples' Language, Culture and Oral Tribal Traditions Certification Program. (Read more about the Certification program, here: https://www.pesb.wa.gov/innovation-policy/equity-initiatives/first-peoples-language-culture-and-oral-traditions-certification/). 

Learn more: Many Tribal Governments share information about their history, culture and languages on their websites and in their museums.  Find links and information about Washington Tribes at the Governor's Office of Indian Affairs (GOIA): www.goia.wa.gov or at Washington Tribes: www.washingtontribes.org.

 Learn More: Read about and find curriculum materials for the Tribal Sovereignty Curriculum developed by the Tribes in Washington in collaboration with OSPI's Office of Native Education, Since Time Immemorial, at: http://www.k12.wa.us/IndianEd/TribalSovereignty/.

Resources in English

Resources in Languages other than English

የእንግሊዘኛ ቋንቋ 
/ Amharic

Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) Resources

اللغة العربية
/ Arabic
Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) Resources
ورقة معلومات حقوق الوالدين: خدمات الترجمة الشفوية والترجمة

Office of the Education Ombuds Resources

  • نصائح بطاقة دعم التفسير Interpretation Support Tips Card English/Arabic  

U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights Resources

https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/ellresources.html


ភាសាខ្មែរ / Cambodian/Khmer

Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) Resources

សន្លឹកព័ត៌មានស្តីពីសិទ្ធិរបស់ឪពុកម្តាយៈសេវាកម្មបកប្រែនិងបកប្រែ

Office of the Educations Ombuds Resources

Department of Education Office of Civil Rights Resources

https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/ellresources.html


简体中文 and
中國傳統語言/
Chinese (Simplified and Traditional)
Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) Resources
父母权利信息表:口译和翻译服务

Department of Education Office of Civil Rights Resources

https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/ellresources.html

Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) Resources

父母權利信息表:口譯和翻譯服務

Office of the Education Ombuds Resources

Department of Education Office of Civil Rights Resources

https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/ellresources.html

Langue française
/ French
Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) Resources
Services d'interprétation et de traduction
En vertu des lois nationales et fédérales, tous les parents ont le droit d'être informés sur 
l'éducation de leur enfant dans une langue qu'ils peuvent comprendre.

Informations de contact
Équité et droits civils
360-725-6162
equity@k12.wa.us
ATS:
360-664-3631

https://www.k12.wa.us/sites/default/files/public/equity/interpretationtranslationservices/OSPI_French_InterpretationTranslationServices.pdf

https://www.k12.wa.us/policy-funding/equity-and-civil-rights/information-families-civil-rights-washington-schools/interpretation-and-translation-services


Kreyòl Ayisyen / Haitian Creole

Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) Resources

Sèvis Entèpretasyon ak Tradiksyon yo Anba lwa eta a ak federal, tout paran gen dwa pou jwenn enfòmasyon sou edikasyon pitit yo nan yon lang yo ka konprann.

Kontak Enfòmasyon Ekite ak Dwa Sivil yo

360-725-6162

equity@k12.wa.us

TTY: 360-664-3631

https://www.k12.wa.us/policy-funding/equity-and-civil-rights/information-families-civil-rights-washington-schools/interpretation-and-translation-services


हिन्दी भाषा / Hindi

Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) Resources

माता-पिता के अधिकार सूचना पत्र: व्याख्या और अनुवाद सेवाएं

Communicating-with-Schools_Language-Access-Trifold-Multilanguage.pdf 

Lus Hmoob 
/ Hmong

Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) Resources

Kev Pab Txhais Lus thiab Txhais Ntawv Raws li lub xeev thiab tsoomfwv txoj cai lij choj, txhua tus niam txiv muaj cai paub txog lawv tus menyuam txoj kev kawm ua hom lus uas lawv tuaj yeem nkag siab.

Cov ntaub ntawv tiv toj Kev Muaj Vaj Huam Sib Luag & Txoj Cai Li Pej Xeem

360-725-6162

equity@k12.wa.us

TTY: 360-664-3631

https://www.k12.wa.us/policy-funding/equity-and-civil-rights/information-families-civil-rights-washington-schools/interpretation-and-translation-services

Department of Education Office of Civil Rights Resources

https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/ellresources.html


日本語 / Japanese

Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) Resources

保護者の権利情報シート:通訳および翻訳サービス

Office of the Education Ombuds Resources


한국어 / Korean

Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) Resources

부모의 권리 정보 시트 : 통역 및 번역 서비스

Office of the Education Ombuds Resources

Department of Education Office of Civil Rights Resources

https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/ellresources.html

Marshallese

Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) Resources

Parents' Rights Information Sheet: Interpretation and Translation Services

Office of the Education Ombuds Resources

Mixteco

Office of the Education Ombuds (OEO) Resources

Ña̠’a kuvi chintieé tá’án xí’in-ntó ra ña̠’a kuvi kutu’va-ntó xa̠’á kue̠’e̠ coronavirus ña̠ naní COVID-19 / COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus Information and Resources for Families


Język polski / Polish
Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) Resources
Usługi tłumaczeń ustnych i pisemnych
Zgodnie z prawem stanowym i federalnym wszyscy rodzice mają prawo do informacji o edukacji 
swojego dziecka w języku, który mogą zrozumieć.

Informacje kontaktowe
Kapitały własne i prawa obywatelskie
360-725-6162
equity@k12.wa.us
TTY:
360-664-3631

https://www.k12.wa.us/policy-funding/equity-and-civil-rights/information-families-civil-rights-washington-schools/interpretation-and-translation-services


Idioma portugues / Portuguese
Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) Resources
Serviços de interpretação e tradução 
De acordo com as leis estaduais e federais, todos os pais têm direito a informações sobre a educação
de seus filhos em um idioma que eles possam entender. 
Informações de Contato 
Equidade e direitos civis 
360-725-6162 
equity@k12.wa.us TTY: 360-664-3631

https://www.k12.wa.us/policy-funding/equity-and-civil-rights/information-families-civil-rights-washington-schools/interpretation-and-translation-services


ਪੰਜਾਬੀ ਭਾਸ਼ਾ / Punjabi

Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) Resources

ਮਾਪਿਆਂ ਦੀ ਅਧਿਕਾਰਾਂ ਬਾਰੇ ਜਾਣਕਾਰੀ ਸ਼ੀਟ: ਵਿਆਖਿਆ ਅਤੇ ਅਨੁਵਾਦ ਸੇਵਾਵਾਂ

Office of the Education Ombuds Resources


Limba română / Romanian

Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) Resources

Parents' Rights Information Sheet: Interpretation and Translation Services

Office of the Education Ombuds Resources

Русский язык /  
Russian

Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) Resources

Office of the Education Ombuds Resources

Department of Education Office of Civil Rights Resources

https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/ellresources.html


Gagana Samoa / Samoan

Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) Resources

Pepa Faʻamatalaga Aia Tatau a Matua: Faʻauiga ma Faʻaliliuga Auaunaga

Office of the Education Ombuds Resources


Afka Soomaaliga / Somali

Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) Resources

Office of the Education Ombuds Resources


Español / Spanish

Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) Resources

Office of the Education Ombuds Resources / Recursos de la oficina de educación y resolución de quejas

Department of Education Office of Civil Rights Resources

https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/ellresources.html


Wikang Tagalog / Tagalog

Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) Resources

Sheet Impormasyon sa Mga Karapatan ng Mga Magulang: Serbisyo sa Pagsasalin at Pagsasalin

Office of the Education Ombuds Resources

Department of Education Office of Civil Rights Resources

https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/ellresources.html


తెలుగు భాష / Telugu

Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) Resources

తల్లిదండ్రుల హక్కుల సమాచార షీట్: వివరణ మరియు అనువాద సేవలు

https://www.k12.wa.us/sites/default/files/public/equity/interpretationtranslationservices/OSPI_Telugu_InterpretationTranslationServices.pdf

https://www.k12.wa.us/policy-funding/equity-and-civil-rights/information-families-civil-rights-washington-schools/interpretation-and-translation-services

Office of the Education Ombuds Resources

Tigrinya

Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) Resources

Parents' Rights Information Sheet: Interpretation and Translation Services

Office of the Education Ombuds Resources


Українська мова / Ukrainian

Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) Resources

Інформаційний лист батьківських прав: Послуги з перекладу та перекладу

Office of the Education Ombuds Resources

اردو زبان
Urdu
Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) Resources
والدین کی حقوق سے متعلق معلوماتی شیٹ: تشریح اور ترجمے کی خدمات
Tiếng Việt / Vietnamese

Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) Resources

Office of the Education Ombuds Resources

Department of Education Office of Civil Rights Resources

https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/ellresources.html