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Re: Bilingual Art material?

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Aaron and Jennifer (THEGREEN99)
Tue, 12 Oct 1999 22:31:15 -0400


No, it is not mandatory to have a background in Spanish to teach in New
Mexico, although it is helpful. I went to college in New Mexico.
Unfortunately, I picked up the wrong words to say in a classroom setting.
While I was there working with kids, I found using generic sign language
and lots of pictures, I emphazise lots, helped reach the non-English
speaking students. (It helped the other ones, too.)

Jennifer in Michigan
-----Original Message-----
From: John & Sandra Barrick <astroboy>
To: laura klein <ljklein>; artsednet list serve
<artsednet.edu>
Date: Tuesday, October 12, 1999 7:31 PM
Subject: Re: Bilingual Art material?

>laura klein wrote:
>> I am writing to find out if anyone has any material for a monoligual
Spanish
>> speaking student who is in 7th grade art? I am not bilingual, obviously,
>> and I teach Art at Taos Middle School, Taos, N.M.. I am having trouble
>> explaining projects to this student...
>> I would like material that is in English as well as Spanish!
>> Please Help!
>> Laura J. Klein
>
>Have you tried the translation links? We've posted them before I
>could look on me web site file if someone doesn't post it. YOu might
>type an email and see if you can translate it over the internet. But
>my question is, being in New Mexico- wouldn't the school have to
>have translators, or isn't it bilingual anyway? Perhaps you can use
>a classmate to translate for you. I thought it was mandatory to work
>in places like CA, NM, Ariz., Texas and Fl, to be fluent in Spanish
>or is that just a misconception? Really I guess I'm thinking of
>student population,it would be better to be bilingual. That's great
>your thinking of your student and how to help him. Keep up the good
>work. If all else fails get a dictionary and translate a few words.
>Perhaps a few tools, material etc. and write on board. He should
>learn English> and I am saying this without Bias, since my Mother,
>who is full Mexican, was against us learning Spanish and speaking at
>home in spanish. A little thing about being in America and speaking
>the language here. (By the way her first language is Spanish and she
>didn't learn English until she went to school and then skipped a
>grade.)
>Sandra
>astroboy