Korean Language Pathways

K-5 Elementary Dual Language Immersion

This program is offered at Claire Lilienthal Elementary School (Grades K-8).  Detailed information can be found on the Claire Lilienthal School Website.

Students Served

  • English Learners who speak Korean
  • Bilingual students bilingual in Korean and English
  • English proficient students

Language Instruction

Start with 80% instruction in Korean, 20% in English in Kindergarten and decrease to 50% in Korean, 50% in English by 5th grade.

Pathway Eligibility

Based on Dual Language Immersion research, district will assign an appropriate balance of students who are proficient in Korean (2/3 to 1/2) and students who have not demonstrated proficiency in Korean (1/3 to 1/2). To demonstrate proficiency, students who indicate a language other than English on the home language survey are assessed in Korean.

Map of SFUSD schools with Korean K-8 Dual Language Programs

6-8 Secondary Dual Language Program

This program is offered at Claire Lilienthal Elementary School (Grades K-8).  Detailed information can be found on the Claire Lilienthal School Website.

Students Served

  • English Learners who speak Korean
  • Bilingual students bilingual in Korean and English
  • English proficient students

Language Instruction
DLI and Biliteracy merge starting in middle school and students take 2 academic courses in Korean.

Pathway Eligibility   
• Students who demonstrate grade level proficiency on a Korean assessment given at the EPC.

Map of SFUSD schools with Korean K-8 Dual Language Programs