Bridging two cultures

This short video from Education Week brings up many good research and discussion questions:

Here are just a few:

  • Should second language classes be immersion style (no first language allowed)?
  • Should second language teachers be able to speak the language of their students and/or be familiar with the culture of their students.
  • Should immigrants assimilate into their new culture?
  • In what ways can immigrants preserve and protect their own language and culture in their new community?
  • How can schools deal with any anti-immigrant sentiment in the community?
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