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addressing the summer slide for immersion students: ideas for fostering a love of language outside of school

Many immersion parents have concerns that the summer slide means their immersion student will be linguistically behind in the fall. Not to worry! Stephanie Irizarry tackles the three most common questions related to the summer slide for immersion students, and offers helpful suggestions for building a love of language outside of school.

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Las Fallas and cultivating connections at home and abroad

Our excited second grade immersion students enjoyed a SKYPE session with their new friends from Spain, Miss Teresa’s sisters. While receiving a SKYPE tour of the neighborhoods and experiencing a taste of the home designs, the students were amazed at the beauty of the buildings and the artistic expressions.

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freedom and control

Even though Mandarin immersion seemed intimidating at first, I now view it as a breath of fresh air. It is so exciting to dream of the possibilities that await these kids whose accent sounds like they’re from China, but they look like they’re from the Netherlands. I am so glad I didn’t let my fears or need for control turn me away from this incredible opportunity.