Danbury High Offers Culture Course For Students New To America

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Danbury High School students in an ESL class also are learning about American culture.
Danbury High School students in an ESL class also are learning about American culture. Photo Credit: File Photo

DANBURY, Conn. -- Danbury High School students are learning more than a new language as part of a new English as a second language course, according to a report in the Danbury News Times. 

Students in Jeannie Kahn's ESL course are learning about American culture in addition to learning English. Danbury High School launched the program last year for Spanish speaking students who are new to the country, according to the report.

"Acculturation is a challenge," Kahn said in the News Times story. "This is more than a language class. There is a focus on reading and writing and speaking. The kids really want to learn. The ones who are here for a while help the new ones navigate around the schools."

Students in the course said that it helps to learn not only vocabulary, but how to be independent in a new country, according to the story. 

Click here to read the entire article from the News Times.

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