Thursday, October 27, 2005

Teaching language and culture

Conference focuses on bilingual education

As bilingual classes become increasingly common in Mexico and dual immersion classes grow in popularity in the U.S., teachers from both countries are trying to go beyond teaching English and Spanish, trying to understand what children in a border area could have in common when it comes to learning.

Culture and teaching methods were discussed during the second-annual Bilingual Biliteracy Conference at California State University San Marcos. About 40 teachers from Tijuana spent the day reviewing U.S. reading comprehension techniques with about the same number from Orange and San Diego counties. Details: San Diego Union-Tribune.

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