Kilgore — Students in Angelica Navarro’s dual-language kindergarten class are just beginning to learn the basics of Spanish, their native language.
But with a growing number of Hispanic students enrolled in Kilgore ISD, school administrators have implemented the One-Way Dual Language Enrichment Program this school year, which incorporates English into the students’ learning.
Navarro has taught dual-language classes for 19 years and said the skills learned in them are necessary for all students to become successful later in life.
“We’re moving the students to become truly bilingual and biliterate,” Navarro said. “Not just learning one language but being able to compete in business and work by being able to speak two languages.
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