Bilingual kindergarten boosting literacy overall
| Aug 31, 2010
Four weeks into the school year, 60 students are already becoming bilingual in Gainesville, Georgia.
At the Hall County Early Language Development Center, housed at former Jones Elementary School, four classes of kindergartners are learning half of the day in English and half of the day in Spanish. “The basis here is that children learn English faster if they’re literate in their first language,” said Lois Myers, who heads up the new center and is principal at Lyman Hall Elementary School. “All of these students have no English or limited English skills, and the teachers have been really impressed with the performance of the kids in just one month.”
Read how encouraged the teachers are with the results of this program in The Gainesville Times online.