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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:

    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.

    Additional Links

    World Family Center at Seattle World School information

    Key Information Translated for Families

    Language Access Poster