Youngsters Dive Into Dual Language Program

A teacher at Bellevue East High School took her students on a field trip to learn from some experts in speaking Spanish - at an elementary school.

More than two dozen honor Spanish students visited the dual language program at Spring Lake Magnet Thursday. They checked out kindergarten, second and fourth grade classes and saw how students learn in Spanish and English.

The students tell us they were amazed at how well the younger students are learning.

Bellevue East Spanish teacher Stephanie Goltz said, “It works so well when they're talking English one day and Spanish on the other. They’re just sponges at this young age. They just soak it up so fast."

Bellevue East senior Matthew Price said, “I'm amazed. I went to kindergarten first and then I was just in second grade and they are speaking better than I am already."

Senior Kathleen Marsh said, “I actually really like it. I wish I did it as a kid but I never heard about it until just this year."

We showed you another dual-language program in the Omaha Public School District. Aafter our story aired, other school districts came to the city to check it out.

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