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Kiser Elementary -- Language Program

USUALLY KIDS DON'T GET THE OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN A NEW LANGUAGE UNTIL THEY REACH MIDDLE SCHOOL.
LISTEN CLOSELY TO THESE 4 YEAR OLDS...
NATS OF TURKISH
    IF YOU CAN'T UNDERSTAND THEM, THEY'RE NOT SPEAKING GIBBERISH...THEY'RE SPEAKING TURKISH.
NATS OF TURKISH
    THESE KIDS COME FROM A MASSIVE SURGE OF TURKISH FAMILIES THAT MOVED INTO THE DAYTON AREA 5 OR SO YEARS AGO.
KINDERGARTEN TEACHER SARAH SZUMNARSKI SAYS WHEN THE TURKISH STUDENTS COME TO HER, THEY DON'T KNOW ANY ENGLISH.
    KISER ELEMENTARY STUDENTS ARE GETTING A VERY UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO BECOME BILINGUAL. AT 3, 4 YEARS OLD...THEY'RE LIKE SPONGES. WITH SO MANY STUDENTS SPEAKING DIFFERENT LANGUAGES, ALL LEARNING TOGETHER...IT'S VERY POSSIBLE THESE STUDENTS WILL KNOW TWO LANGUAGES BEFORE THEY GET TO MIDDLE SCHOOL.
    LEARNING AT A YOUNG AGE THAT OUR DIFFERENCES, CAN BE OUR STRENGTHS.
Kiser Elementary -- Language Program

Friday, August 2 2013, 11:11 PM EDT

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