Oaklawn Receives Charlotte Hornets Teacher Innovation Grant!
for Global Work Place!
Ta’Mecha Robinson is an eighth-grader at Oaklawn Language Academy who has been studying Spanish since her kindergarten year at the school. For now, Ta’Mecha sees the benefits as being able to speak to her friends and place dinner orders in Spanish. What she will learn later is that there is an increasing demand for bilingual employees.
According to America’s Job Exchange, the Hispanic population in the United States has grown by 43 percent in the last decade, surpassing 50 million and accounting for about 1 out of 6 Americans. This population growth is creating great demand for bilingual workers.
On Nov. 2, Oaklawn Language Academy celebrated the unveiling of its beautification project that included a mural by local Artist Edwin Gil. The project was made possible by a $25,000 matching grant provided by the City of Charlotte.
Language Immersion gives students a worldly perspective!
“The ability to understand and speak more than one language is one of the benefits of an
immersion education, but it is not the only one. It opens many doors,”
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