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Mandarin immersion in Rigby, Idaho

November 22, 2022

Learning another language at a young age in eastern Idaho

Carly Flandro,

RIGBY ( – Lorena Reyes remembers feeling different when she was a kindergartner.

The daughter of Mexican immigrants, she only spoke Spanish, and there weren’t many other kids like her.

“I felt like the odd duck out, like I didn’t belong,” she said.

That feeling stayed with her until she met her fourth grade teacher – a Spanish speaker like her. Inspired and less alone, Reyes dreamed of leading her own classroom one day.

Years later, she is.

Please read more here.

And here‘s a nice story about the students going to visit Boise State University for the day.

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