Students who were raised speaking a language other than English face an astounding challenge. They must master English, study the usual load of academic subjects, and continue advancing in their first language. And sometimes they have to do it all at once.
Will such students sit lost in class, graduating with few skills? Or will they succeed in school and beyond, enriching our society with the special perspective of those who straddle two cultures? As a bilingual teacher, you can make the difference.