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How Texan schools are creating bilingual 3-year-olds

from TES

It is almost 3.30 p.m. on a typically sticky Friday afternoon in Texas. There is an end-of-the-week feeling in the air, but the 3- and 4-year-olds at this Austin infant school have one more class to go. "Hola, buenas tardes," their teacher says, counting "uno, dos, tres" as they filter into the room. In the background, a singer wails "baila conmigo" — Spanish for "dance with me." Although English is the usual language of instruction at St George’s Episcopal School, this weekly Spanish class aims to bring children up to scratch in Texas' unofficial but increasingly important second language. more


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