College language programs adapt to bilingual students

09/29/2013 | Miami Herald (tiered subscription model), The

About 1 in 5 U.S. children grow up in bilingual households. Such children learn English in school and often can hold a conversation in their second language, but they tend to struggle when writing or speaking about more complex topics in that language. Some colleges and universities have created "heritage" classes to help fine-tune the skills of students who are raised in bilingual environments.

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