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[Oct. 2016 Features] Bilingual students bring multiple cultures to Staples

November 22, 2016

By Charlie Colasurdo ’18   In a New York Times article entitled, “Why Bilinguals are Smarter,” author Yudhijit Bhattacharjee reported, “Speaking two languages rather than just one has obvious practical benefits in an increasingly globalized world.” Living with one foot in two different...

Placement of bilingual students in AP world language courses provokes controversy

Placement of bilingual students in AP world language courses provokes controversy

Katie Settos, Creative Director

September 19, 2014

After only three classes of AP Spanish language and culture, Camille Shuken ’15, who once identified as bilingual, dropped the course. Approximating that two-thirds of her class seemed entirely bilingual, Shuken was immediately deterred. “It was pretty difficult to participate on a conversational...

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