Do I know if learning a second language will propel them toward being a doctor or a lawyer or work in the mission field? No. But I do know this: I have given my children the gift of a second language. Someday they will use it. If asked “would I do it all over again?” THAT I can answer. Yes. 100x over, yes.
This conversation features Christa Holland-Anderson, a 6th grade Spanish immersion teacher at Holland Language Academy. add.a.lingua’s Stephanie Irizarry asks Maestra Holland-Anderson to describe some of her instructional practices, as well as strategies she uses to grow her proficiency in the Spanish language.
“Immersion education is another opportunity to help my kids become productive citizens not just of the USA, but also of a spiritual kingdom that looks at the world for what we can give, not just what we can get, for what we can share, not just what we can protect.”
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