Beginning in the 2024-2025 school year, the Bellevue School District will offer additional world language course offerings in Hindi and Korean for middle school students in grades 6-8. Last December, the district approved adding two new language courses in the spring 2024 course catalog. Courses will be offered online through Bellevue Digital Discovery and taught by Bellevue School District educators. The Hindi and Korean language course offerings are open to all middle school students regardless of language proficiency.

The new course offerings for middle school students follow the new Hindi and Korean language opportunities for kindergarten students introduced earlier this school year. Spaces are still available for incoming kindergarten students to enroll in the Hindi Bilingual Program at Ardmore Elementary School and the Korean Bilingual Program at Newport Heights Elementary School.

Multilingual Opportunities

The Bellevue School District strives to enhance the learning experience of students through an asset-based approach, to sustain students’ identities and language while fostering academic success. We aim to create multilingual environments that provide students with opportunities to preserve their native languages and/or acquire additional language skills. Our focus is to promote linguistic fluency, cultural competency, and intercultural dialogue and ensure that students are equipped with the skills and understanding necessary to be conscientious global citizens.

Each of the district’s new language offerings have been developed in close partnership with Bellevue School District families and community members. Thank you to those in our learning community who have engaged in this codesign process. Your dedication and leadership has helped realize our vision.

Learn more about opportunities available for BSD middle school students. Attend a virtual information session on Friday, January 26, 2024, at 5:30 p.m.

The Bellevue School District acknowledges that we learn, work, live and gather on the Indigenous Land of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Duwamish and Snoqualmie Tribes. We thank these caretakers of this land, who have lived and continue to live here, since time immemorial.