US heritage language programs on the rise
Dorothy Villarreal grew up dreaming in Spanish, first in Mexico and later in Texas, where her family moved when she was six. She excelled in school in English. But at home life was in Spanish, from the long afternoon chats with her grandparents to the Spanish-language version of Barbie magazines she eagerly awaited each month. She figured she was fluent in both languages. Then the Harvard University junior spent last summer studying in Mexico and realized just how big the gaps in her Spanish were.
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