Friday, May 27, 2005

Curing Monolingualism in Connecticut

It used to be that students’ first opportunity to study a foreign language occurred in junior high school for Central, Eastern and Western schools in Connecticut. Now it’s different. The first opportunity occurs in elementary school. That means when students reach middle school they have already had two years of Spanish or French. The district received a federal grant for three years totaling $285,000 to introduce foreign languages in elementary schools.

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