Somali Language Instruction
A Somali Heritage Club is offered to students as a weekly after-school opportunity at three of our elementary schools. Students develop Somali language skills, including reading and writing, as well as learning more about Somali culture. To learn more about this program at a specific school, please contact the instructor for the school:
- Bow Lake Elementary School: Yusuf Jama
- Mount View Elementary School: Aisha Hassan
- White Center Heights Elementary: Muna Hussein
At the high school level, Somali for Somali Speakers is offered at Evergreen High School and Tyee High School. Students in this class maintain and develop proficiency in Somali by reinforcing and acquiring skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing; including the fundamentals of Somali grammar. Throughout the course, students explore themes of identity and learn how to navigate between informal and formal language structures. This class is conducted entirely in Somali with occasional analysis/comparisons to English. For more information about this class, please contact the instructor Fatouma Elmi.