Mass. school sees benefits in switching to dual immersion

02/3/2013 | Milford Daily News (Mass.)

Milford Catholic Elementary School in Massachusetts will start a new bilingual education initiative for kindergartners this fall. The school is launching the curriculum through a program affiliated with the National Catholic Educational Association and Boston College. Students will start speaking Spanish 90% of the day, and the school will introduce more English into the school day each subsequent year. "At this age, children are like sponges," school board member Annette Smith said. "When they learn a language at a younger age they are more likely to become fluent."

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