Umatilla's new bilingual program aims to elevate both language and lengua

East Oregonian - 05-16

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At least three languages were being spoken at McNary Heights Elementary School on Thursday, and Umatilla School District officials were encouraging it. A Japanese language program was visiting the school and the children seemed to be picking it up quickly. McNary Heights Principal Rick Cotterell said he had just greeted a student who proceeded to spout off several words in Japanese.