Sunday, December 25, 2016

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.

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