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    The Department of English Language Learners (ELL) &International Programs provides translation and interpretation to all families in Seattle Public Schools in our top nine languages: Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Oromo, Spanish, Somali, Tagalog, Tigrigna and Vietnamese.

    Other languages are available by request with the Bilingual Family Coordinator.
    Please email:

    ASL interpretation is available with the 504 Coordinator.
    Please email:


    For enrollment and general questions, families may contact staff members listed below under "Families". Please note that the staff listed below work regularly with families in the Enrollment Center and/or on-site at schools, and therefore may be limited to checking messages periodically. Please allow 48 hours for a return call or email reply.

    Telephonic Interpretation


    • Ensure the rights of parents/guardians to access information about the education of their child in a language that they can understand.
    • Provide accurate and timely translations.
    • Provide qualified and trained interpreters in the top nine languages.
    • Maintain a central site for translation and interpretation resources for all schools, families and staff.