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Immersion Schools Get Strategic About Foreign Language Education

May 2, 2013



Published April 29, 2013

Fox News Latino

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    A Spanish immersion program for pre-schoolers in Brooklyn, NY. (SONI SANGHA)

Cuban-American Elisa Batista knew she wanted to send her children to a school in which classes were taught in a language besides English, but when she first explored what is known as ‘immersion schools’ five years ago, she was concerned. She toured campuses in Northern California where only a few classes were conducted in Spanish, by teachers speaking with poor grammar and heavy accents.

She found a private school that was different. At Escuela Bilingüe Internacional, half the student body is Latino, the teachers come from Spain and Latin America and the entire school speaks Spanish exclusively.

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