WELCOME TO THE  BULGARIAN SCHOOL OF SEATTLE

                                                      We believe that maintaining a heritage language is important for the well-being, cohesion, and the vitality of families and communities. 


Our Focus                              

VISION
Create a world of positive educational outcomes and opportunities for every Bulgarian language learner.

MISSION
Promote the maintenance and development of Bulgarian as a heritage language for the benefit of individuals, communities, and society, and to increase the number of Americans who choose to learn Bulgarian as a means of ensuring that all language learners realize their full potential.

VALUES
Flexibility, accessibility, innovation, relevance, global perspective.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Establisher in collaborating with schools and umbrella organizations to build strong Bulgarian Community-Based Heritage Language Programs across the Unites States. 
     



Our guiding question is: What will support the language learning success of each and every student?



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     Alliance for the Bulgarian Heritage Language Community-Based Schools

In Partnership with

THE NATIONAL HERITAGE LANGUAGE RESOURCE CENTER /NHLRC/ & THE AMERICAN COUNCIL ОN THE TEACHING OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES /ACTFL/



Thank you for your interest in this Alliance Network.

Bulgarian School of Seattle serves as a liaison between community-based heritage language programs across the Unites States and the work of the National Coalition of Community-Based Language Schools in order to:

Help to unite Bulgarian community-based heritage language (HL) schools in the U.S. to be able to lobby for shared needs.
Articulate the most pressing needs and challenges common to Bulgarian programs.
Voice the need for financial support and funding for Bulgarian community-based HL schools and programs.
Provide resources on important topics via the website, forums, briefs, and an annual conference.
Form partnerships with and learn from  representatives of different languages and schools in these arenas.
Increase the visibility of and represent the Bulgarian HL schools and programs to U.S. educators (school districts), politicians (U.S. Department of Education, State Boards of Education), and researchers.
Seek ways for HL students to receive U.S. high school credit for their language skills. Urge for recognition of students’ HL proficiency via the Seal of Biliteracy or other means.

Please take a look at our first survey that attempts to reach and document all of the community-based schools teaching Bulgarian heritage language in the United States.

Upcoming Fall Conference

 

Saturday, October 13, 2018 

American University, Washington DC 

Community-Based Heritage Language Schools: Promoting Collaboration and Advocacy Among Educators, Families, and Researchers

 

Contact: Angela Hasheva

The National Heritage Language Resource Center
Language Representative, Coalition of Community-Based Heritage Language Schools, Los Angeles, CA
Founder & Principal, Bulgarian School of Seattle


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Donations to the Bulgarian Cultural Club in Seattle are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. Our federal tax ID number is 45-3137466.

 

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