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Throughout the interview, Isabella talks about her experiences in ESL--English as a Second Language--classes in elementary school when she first arrived in North Carolina from São Paulo, Brazil. She explains the structure of her classes, how she felt about them, how she learned English, and who her main supporters were as she was learning her…
The interviewee, Emily Bivins, is the principal of Frank Porter Graham Elementary (101 Smith Level Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27516), the district’s Dual Language magnet school. She was born in Richmond, Virginia but has lived in the central part of North Carolina for most of her life. She grew up in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, but moved to…
This interview was conducted by interviewer Alexandra Graham with interviewee Raúl Dávalos Martínez. He goes by Ben, which is short for his middle name Benjamín. Throughout the interview, Ben talks about how he learned English upon arriving to North Carolina when he was almost seven years old. He describes how his family and ESL--English as a…
Frances Hoch, now a retiree and volunteer at the North Carolina Museum of History, served with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction for twenty-four years. She also taught Spanish at Greensboro College and High Point University. In this interview, she uses her vast experience and knowledge to explain the evolution of bilingual…
Daniel Correa is a junior transfer at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill studying Journalism. He immigrated to the United States with his parents and younger sister from Bogotá, Colombia in 2001, seeking political asylum. Correa moved to Miami at the age of eight and then to Cornelius, North Carolina when he was thirteen to finish…
As part of Kelly Pope’s investigation of the interaction of American public school systems with Latino students, Ramirez offers her opinion on what resources American public schools are lacking for parents who don’t speak English. Ramirez is the Vice President of an organization called Immersion for Spanish Language Acquisition (ISLA), and was…
Cristina Granados describes immigrating to the United States through the Visiting International Faculty Program. She obtained a bachelors degree in Colombia where she also taught in a university level psychology department. Cristina describes the price of immigrating, but says that the support from the church community and her students has made her…
Melody Wharton was born in Venezuela, but moved to Miami, Florida with her family when she was seven years old. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Miami and later moved with her husband to Watts, California where she worked as a teacher for two years. She moved to Chapel Hill to work as a dual language teacher and today she…
The interview was organized around several major themes: the basic understanding of a dual language program (Spanish and English) and what it does for students, including things such as how students are accepted into the program and the track they are on; the class of Nicole Lansdale how and the positive and negatives that come with having a mixed…
Luzma Henao is a second grade teaching assistant who arrived in Chapel Hill, North Carolina in 1998. She is originally from Colombia, Medellín where she worked for the University of Antioquia. Luzma discusses her motivations for moving to the United States, her experiences working for thirteen years in the Carrboro-Chapel Hill school system, the…
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