Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Back to School in a New Language

I love the beginning of the school year. Having been married to a teacher for the past ten years and now with kids of my own, September always feels like the beginning of a new year to me. The academic calendar rules my world.

This year both of my children will be attending language immersion schools. I am a big believer in immersion language learning and wished I'd been "immersed" as a child. Growing up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, I remember there was a German immersion school (surprise, surprise) and a French immersion school. Of course in New York City the immersion options run the gamut. I was disappointed that Philadelphia didn't have more to offer. I recently found this website which offers a comprehensive list of immersion schools across the country. I'm curious about other cities. Is there a good immersion school in your neighborhood? Is it public or private? Do tell. In any language!!



Eileen Flanagan said...

I'm glad for your family, but did think of you this morning when pulling out of the GS parking lot I realized that I wasn't going to see your green car there anymore. Hope the transition goes well.

Mango Mama said...

I cannot tell you how psyched I am about your family joining us at Independence Charter. It's a wonderful school, but of course it has its challenges like every other school, and as much as the school's immersion program makes it such a stand-out, it's really the families that make it such an outstanding institution. Welcome!

Me said...


I miss GS too. I drive by it every day and want to turn into the circle.

Mango Mama.
Can't wait to jump in.