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Old 04-25-2007, 08:51 AM
 
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Hello - I am thinking about relocating to Austin by the end of the summer and while I've been researching the various school districts around Austin with good reputations (Eanes, Leander, etc) I am also interested in finding a very good school for my son to attend where they are known for teaching their children the spanish language.

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Old 04-25-2007, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Hutto, Tx
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I didn't know any taught spanish at elementary level. I do know they have ESL's. Don't know about Austin schools though. Where I'm at they don't.
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Old 04-25-2007, 01:10 PM
 
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Some of the private schools do, none of the publics (that I know of).
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Old 04-25-2007, 01:19 PM
 
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That seems to be what I am finding as well.
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Old 04-25-2007, 01:21 PM
 
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I know Casis Elementary (AISD) brings in a Spanish teacher to work with the kids once a week, but's it's not daily, which sounds like what you are looking for.
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Old 04-25-2007, 03:55 PM
 
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The LISD school my kids go to doesn't teach Spanish at the elementary level.
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Old 04-25-2007, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Maple Valley, WA
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Hello - I am thinking about relocating to Austin by the end of the summer and while I've been researching the various school districts around Austin with good reputations (Eanes, Leander, etc) I am also interested in finding a very good school for my son to attend where they are known for teaching their children the spanish language.
I think this is great! The elementary school is the best place to start learning. I've never heard of a public school in Texas that offers any language class at the elementary level. I think it would be worth your while to hire a tudor for two or three lessons per week, and have them outline a study plan. Or check out Rosetta Stone and see if those programs would be appropriate for an elementary school-aged child. Both options are probably pricey (I know Rosetta Stone isn't cheap), those are just the thoughts from the top of my head.
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Old 04-25-2007, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Hutto, Tx
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If they start teaching languages in elementary school, then I think Spanish shouldn't be the only option, same as the upper grades. Although I know they learn languages better younger. Sorry, I know that was off topic. I do know from being in a playgroup that there are places that offer Spanish classes to younger children. Something like the YMCA or like in RR, Clay Madsen. Libraries do too, I believe.
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Old 04-25-2007, 06:34 PM
 
Location: Hutto, Tx
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I was just reading another thread, and someone mentioned Austin International School having a trilingual program. They were putting pre-k aged kids there.
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Old 04-25-2007, 08:38 PM
 
Location: Texas Hill Country
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Gosh I am surprised no one there teaches Spanish at the elem level. I am currently in SA and all around town they have public emmersion schools where nothing but Spanish is spoken in that School. They usually do it by a percentage....k get s 90% English/10%Spanish,1st 80%english/20% Spanish and so forth down the line. Some friends kids are in it and love the thing. My son takes Spanish now at his private school here but alas I have learned this year he is dyslexic so not doing really well in Spanish...
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