Kindergartners at one Belvidere school get ready to learn from each other.
Seth Whitman Elementary held an orientation on Monday for families to check out the school's new dual-language program. Each of the two new classes is a 50-50 mix of students; one half primarily speaks English, the other half speaks Spanish. Classroom instruction is given in each language.
School principal Nicole Difford says the program is a great way for kids to increase their marketability for the future, when they go out searching for jobs. "It's also a great way to expand students' ability to learn and think and reason. The more languages you know, the broader perspective you have."
Next year, the dual-language program will also include first graders.
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