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Bilingual Education Does Not Require Spanish

Some of these Spanish-speaking students do not necessarily need a teacher from a Spanish speaking country in order to learn English. English speaking teachers can be adequately trained to teach students of other languages. The main objective is for these students to learn English. I am a native of St. Croix and will be receiving a Masters of Arts degree in Teaching English for Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) at the University of Central Florida. I am presently teaching students from Vietnam, five Spanish speaking countries, Haiti and the Middle East. The only language I speak is English. Educationally yours,
Molvie Simon
St. Croix/Florida

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Some of these Spanish-speaking students do not necessarily need a teacher from a Spanish speaking country in order to learn English. English speaking teachers can be adequately trained to teach students of other languages. The main objective is for these students to learn English. I am a native of St. Croix and will be receiving a Masters of Arts degree in Teaching English for Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) at the University of Central Florida. I am presently teaching students from Vietnam, five Spanish speaking countries, Haiti and the Middle East. The only language I speak is English. Educationally yours,
Molvie Simon
St. Croix/Florida

Editor's note: We welcome and encourage readers to keep the dialogue going by responding to Source commentary. Letters should be e-mailed with name and place of residence to source@viaccess.net.