Office of Multilingual Learning
360 Colborne St.
Saint Paul, MN 55102
A Hmong dual language program, believed to be the first of its kind in the nation is offered at Jackson Elementary and Phalen Lake Hmong Studies. The goal of the Hmong Dual Language Program is to foster the development of students who are bilingual and biliterate. Students in the Hmong Dual Language Program are expected to work towards the same grade level content standards as their grade level peers in the non-Hmong Dual Language classrooms. Students are taught academic content in Hmong while also learning to read and write in English. Students in this program spend the majority of their school day reading, writing, and thinking in Hmong as their instruction involves learning through and using the Hmong language. The Hmong Dual Language Program strives for excellence in curriculum, instruction, and most of all, in student learning.
The ELL Department's Role in the Hmong Dual Language Program:
The Hmong Dual Language Program was established first at Jackson Elementary through the work of a team of dedicated staff members from the ELL Department and Jackson Elementary. Over the years, the ELL Department has continued to support the program through materials development, curriculum development and alignment, professional development in research-based two-way immersion practices, and cultural resources. Staff from the ELL Department work closely with the Hmong Dual Language teachers to ensure quality instruction and assessment are implemented. Some of the materials that have been developed to support the Hmong Dual Language Program include:
More information including ordering information of these materials can be found on the SPPS ELL Products Page or at the SPPS on-line store under "Bilingual Products".
Hmong Dual Language at Jackson Elementary
Hmong Dual Language at Phalen Lake Hmong Studies
Jackson's Hmong Dual Language in Hmong Times
Hmong Two-Way Immersion Curriculum Login