Wis. school mixes Spanish and English speakers in dual language classes

10/3/2011 | Journal Times (Racine, Wis.), The

Racine Unified school district in Wisconsin offers several classes in grades K-5 in which students spend the entire day learning in both Spanish and English. The dual language method allows Spanish speakers to learn in their native tongue while still acquiring English. Some English speaking students get frustrated in the beginning, but most adjust within the first few weeks of the school year. "The goal is bilingual biliteracy, not let's learn English and forget about Spanish," said Patricia Faz, who teaches one of the classes.

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