California State University, Fullerton

Little Saigon school to provide instruction in English and Vietnamese

A public school in Little Saigon is set to become the first in California to provide instruction in both English and Vietnamese. DeMille Elementary School's Vietnamese Dual-Language Immersion Academy opens Wednesday in the Westminster School District. Familiarity with Vietnamese is not a prerequisite at DeMille, and registration is open to students both within and outside district boundaries. The Midway City school will implement the program in two 24-student kindergarten classes, said Principal Shannon Villanueva, adding that one section is full and the other has room. "The younger they are, the better they can adapt," said Huong Dang, the program's Vietnamese...