Smythe, Oregon - The New Melting Pot.
As most of you know, my kindergarten class this year has 25 students. Of these kids, five don’t speak English. These children get to visit the ELL (formerly ESL) teacher each day for 30 minutes where they enjoy a small group atmosphere and are provided many cool opportunities to learn some basics of the English Language.
One day last week when these children were gathered together to follow Mrs. Jones (the previously mentioned ELL teacher) out of the room, I overheard little George ask his neighbor Frank a question.
“Hey, WHERE are 约翰, 乔治, 죤, Джон and 弗兰克 going? (I changed the names to protect the innocent.)
“Aw, they’re just going to figure out what language they're speakin'.” Then Frank turned to me, “Mrs. Smith, exactly how long will that take?”