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Everyone may have been speaking in a different language, but the big smiles on the children’s faces communicated their greeting clearly.The Spanish immersion class at Rorimer Elementary School welcomed two educators from Shanghai on Mond...
Our real goal," Przekurat said, "is to get the library to mirror what the community looks like. The language the community speaks is what the library should look like, so we're certainly hoping to grow the program and the number of books to thousands of dual language books.
The Osborn Two Way Immersion Academy celebrated two decades of two languages, marking a milestone in Central Valley history as well as a tale of achievement against the odds.
What started in 1994 as a few classes in a neighborhood school has grown into a magnet campus serving 870 students. It is expected to grow to 970 students next year with the addition of an early kindergarten program, said Principal Ed Ewing, “and we’ll still have a waiting list.”
The program also had to survive the 1990s anti-bilingual education movement that peaked with the 1996 passage of Proposition 227. The initiative outlawed teaching in anything but English outside of foreign language classes. Parents had to sign waivers each year to keep their children in dual language classes, and the program struggled to find enough native English speakers to balance classes.
That has changed, Ewing said: With so many English-dominant students signing up, it is a challenge to balance with native Spanish-speaking kids.
There are now more than a dozen two-way language immersion programs in this area. Nationwide, more than 850 such programs exist, with a surge in interest over the past three years adding 150 to 200 a year.