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    Celebrate home languages with us!

    The Seattle school district serves 6,450 English language learners who contribute 108 languages to the total of 143 spoken by families across the district. According to federal data, Seattle’s 98118 zip code is home to speakers of 66 languages, more than any other zip code in the United States.

    In the classroom, we recognize a student’s home language as an asset to learning. Parents are encouraged to support their children to read or speak in their home language first in order to build upon the competencies they already possess.

    The following video was produced in partnership with Highline Public Schools, the Kent School District and OneAmerica to honor the linguistic diversity of our students and families.

    English

    Amharic


    Arabic


    Chinese


    Punjabi


    Russian


    Somali


    Spanish


    Vietnamese