A school district has recruited teachers coming from Spain for dual language instruction
The Kansas State Department of Education and Topeka Unified School District 501 recruited several bilingual teachers from Spain to instruct students in different subjects in the dual language immersion program. Elementary students are instructed in different subjects in both languages throughout the course of the school day.
“This is my first time teaching math in English,” said first year sixth grade math teacher Diego Marquez. “It could be very interesting. Maybe I can learn and improve my English.”
The teachers are native Spanish speakers but fluent in English. They can stay in the United States for up to three years as part of the Visiting International Teachers program.