12/1/2009

University of Michigan students training to become foreign language instructors are teaming up with the Ann Arbor school district to offer Spanish instruction to all third-graders in the district's 21 elementary schools. The 30-minute, twice-weekly classes are taught almost entirely in Spanish by the university students, under the supervision of media specialists. Professors visit the classrooms every other week and provide feedback. "We are a multilingual world, and our children have to have this skill," a district administrator said.

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