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CATESOL Suggested Reading: Introducing World Languages in Elementary School

Michelle Skowbo

Introducing World Languages in Elementary School 

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By Sarah Elia, NYS TESOL member and past president 

For anyone who has ever wished for world language education in elementary schools, there’s so much we as parents, teachers, students, and community members can do even with little to no supplemental funding. Sarah Elia, a Past President of New York State TESOL, offers creative ways school communities can expose children to world languages on a daily basis, ultimately increasing empathy for the experience of all language learners including ours ELLs. Find out about simple strategies that are appropriate for younger learners (and some that can be adapted to adult learners as well) at this link