Kindergarten-Grade 5 Cantonese Biliteracy

Description of Program

Students Served

  • K-5 students whose home language is Cantonese
  • Bilingual students who speak both English and Cantonese

Language Instruction

Instruction similar to Dual Language Instruction (DLI) but designed for potential English learners who are native speakers of Cantonese.

Pathway Eligibility   

  • Students applying for Kindergarten or 1st grade whose home language is Cantonese.
  • Students in grades 2-5 who are currently not in Dual Language Immersion or Biliteracy must be assessed and demonstrate grade level proficiency in the Cantonese.


  Filter / Search for schools with language programs using SFUSD's School Search

  • E.R. Taylor
  • Moscone
  • Lau
  • Hillcrest (K-3)
  • Parker 
  • Chin (K-2)
  • Monroe
  • Spring Valley
  • Sutro
  • Ulloa
  • Visitacion Valley 

Map of SFUSD schools with Cantonese K-5 Biliteracy Programs

This page was last updated on June 30, 2022