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The Economist weighs in on immersion

May 6, 2013

Immersion Schools Get Strategic About Foreign Language Education

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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.

Read more: http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/lifestyle/2013/04/29/immersion-schools-evolve-in-us-as-states-get-strategic-about-foreign-language/#ixzz2SAEMouHI

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