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Inside Alhambra’s dual immersion programs in Mandarin Chinese and Spanish

December 31, 2018

Alhambra , CA United States

At the end of October, Fremont Elementary School’s first grade Spanish dual-language immersion class were treated to a special guest.

Los Angeles Times journalist Esmeralda Bermudez was stopping by to talk about the benefits of teaching children to speak multiple languages at a young age.

The Salvadoran American reporter grew up speaking English and Spanish and made headlines after writing about a stranger scolding her for speaking Spanish and “confusing the poor girl” in public.

“One of the best gifts you can give your child — a gift that keeps connection to all generations and keeps your culture — is the gift of teaching your home language,” said Bermudez of what she learned from that experience, according to an Alhambra Unified School District press release.

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