Spanish class for native speakers aims to improve English

11/11/2007 | News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.), The

By teaching Spanish-speaking students the grammar of their native language, about 35 North Carolina school systems hope to help them better grasp English grammar. "If you're already literate in your own language, you have that framework of, this is how language works. If you don't even have that to begin with, it's like a whole other leap," said Leslie Baldwin, a foreign-languages program specialist.

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