“Lonely Language Learners?” in Teaching Tolerance magazine’s spring issue emphasizes the social aspects of a dual-language program at La Escuela Fratney in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The article pitches such a program as giving English-language learners an opportunity to speak up in class, while in a regular English-only classroom, they might be ignored. In the program, students who are dominant in English and students who are dominant in Spanish learn both languages in the same classroom. It facilitates “social inclusion,” the article says.
A version of this news article first appeared in the Learning the Language blog.