Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Soccer is a common connector for immigrant students

Sports are often an excellent way for different cultures to share and get to know each other. - - Donna Poisl

Written by Tiffany Lankes, Staff writer

They come here from all corners of the world, from Nepal to Latin America to countries in the African Congo Basin.

Many of the City School District's newly arrived immigrant students speak no English when they show up in this country. They have no way to communicate with their new peers and classmates, let alone the teachers charged with helping them acclimate.

Yet on Monday, these young people found comfort in a common ground that transcended even the greatest language and cultural barriers. They shared something familiar in a place where everything is so different.
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