11.2 C
New York
Saturday, April 17, 2021

The Surprising Benefits of One Classic Language First Language Program

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

As these brave little students prepared to say their first words, it may seem silly that they needed “teachers” in the first place. But with lisping, gibberish and the changing accent that can accompany a stutter, it’s easy to get frustrated and quickly forget that the students are there because they speak English.

Ms. Kudish, who is Kolochenko’s mother, was worried about the children, and began to think about learning skills and strategies in Spanish.

“We were thinking about starting on something simple and begin with only two kids, and then build it up,” Ms. Kudish said. The family chose to participate in Teach for Mexico’s educational program.

The message for teachers — and schools, for that matter — is this: Students who stutter can have great potential. But they will need lifelong support and understanding, from a child who is ten years old to the middle-aged member of the community.

Beyond helping kids master the basics — such as sitting up straight — the program asks teachers to keep in mind that what they hear in the classroom might not always translate into what their students say. Along with the knowledge that students are more skilled at lip-reading and reading lips than they may realize, they must also be sure that other children are listening when it comes to language.

Students themselves often don’t have the same simple explanation for why they stutter: “Some people think it is because they laugh. Some think it is because it takes away from what I say.”

- Advertisement -

Latest news

Democratic Challengers to GOP Rival on Squaring Off: ‘Adriano Espaillat, Ritchie Torres. Kathleen Rice.’

Adriano Espaillat, left, who lost a Democratic primary for a House seat from New York’s 13th District to Ritchie Torres, and Kathleen Rice, who...
- Advertisement -

Meet the guy poised to become CEO of the Daily News — and it’s not you

Glenn Hubbard, a prominent investment banker who is co-head of American Management Services, has sold his millions to billionaire Michael Ferro to become co-CEO...

Scott DesJarlais and the difference between electing a populist and a weak one

What does the exit polls tell us about Scott DesJarlais’s loss in Tennessee’s 5th District? Nothing about DeSantis’s upset in Florida’s 2nd District, where...

The new opioid epidemic: How the fatal overdose in a suburb got into a townhouse

PHILADELPHIA — A home near a spectacular natural landmark, surrounded by equally spectacular natural surroundings, seemed like a perfect place to be.But inside the...

Related news

Democratic Challengers to GOP Rival on Squaring Off: ‘Adriano Espaillat, Ritchie Torres. Kathleen Rice.’

Adriano Espaillat, left, who lost a Democratic primary for a House seat from New York’s 13th District to Ritchie Torres, and Kathleen Rice, who...

Meet the guy poised to become CEO of the Daily News — and it’s not you

Glenn Hubbard, a prominent investment banker who is co-head of American Management Services, has sold his millions to billionaire Michael Ferro to become co-CEO...

Scott DesJarlais and the difference between electing a populist and a weak one

What does the exit polls tell us about Scott DesJarlais’s loss in Tennessee’s 5th District? Nothing about DeSantis’s upset in Florida’s 2nd District, where...

The new opioid epidemic: How the fatal overdose in a suburb got into a townhouse

PHILADELPHIA — A home near a spectacular natural landmark, surrounded by equally spectacular natural surroundings, seemed like a perfect place to be.But inside the...
- Advertisement -