Bilingual Education Program At Mt. Kisco Elementary Works
If you’ve ever had an email or Facebook post misinterpreted then you shouldn’t be surprised to learn that 80% of human communication is nonverbal. Unfortunately, that doesn’t really help when you try to have a conversation with someone who doesn’t speak English. So regardless of whether you speak slowly enough or include exaggerated gestures, its got to be a given that teaching an English speaking child about photosyntheses in Spanish is impossible. Or is it?
“It’s like a production. They use cues to teach the language and make sure the kids understand,” says Margaret Davis-Cerone of Mt. Kisco Elementary’s Dual Language Bilingual Education Program.