Posts tagged Foreign languages

Yolanda Bautista has lived in Grapevine for 13 years. She says she welcomes a language assessment center because she would like to talk to school officials about how her two sons -- Abraham, 10 and Daniel, 7 -- are doing in learning English.

New Language Center Will Assist Immigrant Families In Grapevine-Colleyville District


When families arrive from another country, school districts have to determine a student’s home language and explain to parents how the school system here works. We look at how one suburban school district is opening a center similar to those found in larger, urban districts.

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Ninth-grader Alex Gutierrez is enjoying her Chinese class, but says it's getting more and more challenging.

Class Of ’17: A Trilingual Approach To Learning


 

All year long, KERA has followed the Class of ’17 from eighth grade to high school as part of the American Graduate initiative. Today, we catch up with Alex Gutierrez whose struggles in math sent her to summer school. Alex is now in a brand new charter school with a multicultural twist.

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Student teacher Fatina Jalambo holds up the camera toward the class so teacher Bilal Douass in Tangier, Morocco can see the students he's talking to via Skype. Jalambo was born and raised in Kuwait.

North Texas Students Travel To Morocco To Learn Arabic … Virtually


Students learning Arabic at Central Junior High in Bedford have three teachers – the two in their classroom and another one 5,000 miles away. In Morocco. Once a month, the class calls him up on Skype. The students practice speaking Arabic and learn something about breaking down cultural barriers, too.

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