Monday, June 09, 2014

New Arrival Center graduates celebrate learning English language

This innovative program has wonderful success teaching English in a short time to the students.   - - Donna Poisl

from Cypress Creek Mirror

Hundreds of students, parents and staff gathered at the Berry Center on May 22 to hear inspirational stories of transformation from graduates of the CFISD New Arrival Centers (NAC).

Students who graduated from one of the district’s 13 NACs told stories, recited poetry, sang songs and thanked teachers for helping them learn the English language after just one year in the program.

“There was a huge barrier between this country and me — that barrier was a language,” said Cypress Falls senior Cesar Cruz, whose family immigrated from Mexico two years ago. “When I came here I didn’t know how to interact and communicate with other people. Then something changed my life — the NAC program.”
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