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!!