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What is Dual Language?

Emergence of Dual Language Programs, From A Teacher’s Perspective

“Twenty years ago, I got my first two ESL children in my class, and I didn’t know what to do. I had not received any preparation for what to do with a language learner in my class. And nobody in my building knew what to do. Nobody in my district knew what to do. I felt so frustrated because I knew that I wasn’t meeting the educational needs of the students I had in my room.”  -Elizabeth Bonitz, speaking of her experience as a teacher in Tennessee public schools (on Latino USA)

Click below to listen to the full interview with Elizabeth Bonitz, now a teacher in Siler City, NC, on Latino USA. Latino USA is an amazing podcast with independent reporting on a wide range of issues. This episode focuses on changing demographics of the U.S.