Thursday, September 30, 2004

When Bilingualism Works

Ricardo Marquez, 34, delivers each morning announcements over the loudspeaker in English and Spanish. Marquez is the new principal at Trost Elementary School in Canby, Oregon. The school has a Spanish-speaking student population of more than 30%. Thus Marquez’ ability to move form one language to another is proving a definite asset. He also serves as a role model to kids who struggle with the English language.

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