What comes to mind when you think about summer? Swimming? Summer camp? Barbecues? Music in the park? This year, why not make reading and sharing books part of your summer fun?
No matter what your reason for reading -- whether it's to learn new things, escape with a great story, or simply to relax and unwind -- you reap great benefits. Teachers and literacy experts agree that reading throughout the summer helps students retain skills learned during the school year. Most importantly, when parents and children enjoy summer reading together, children develop a love of books and reading that lasts a lifetime.
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.
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,”