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November 17, 1992 | WILLSON CUMMER
English students in North County will soon have a new teacher--a computer--to help them work on their pronunciation. The Eastside Christian School set up a computer lab in October and will offer English-as-a-second-language classes in January. The computer will teach spoken English by using voice synthesizers, pictures and text on the screen.
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October 15, 1992 | SHEARLEAN DUKE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Liliana Calderon, 7, wiggled out of her seat and ran to join the 30 other second-graders who had gathered in the center of the classroom. With rap music throbbing behind her, Liliana began to chant today's reading lesson, barely missing a beat as her small voice gained confidence. Nearby in the fifth-grade room, 10-year-old Myla Ramirez, without any musical accompaniment, stood at her desk, clapped her hands and began chanting along with her classmates.
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May 11, 1992
When Irais Flores came to Santa Ana from Mexico two years ago, she envisioned earning a decent living by cleaning other people's homes or taking care of their children. But month after month, she found herself unable to find work because she does not speak English. Now, she and her husband, Luis, carve their daily living from selling pumpkin seeds, hair ribbons and yo-yos to passersby in a grocery store parking lot.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 25, 1992 | ROSE APODACA
Flags recognizing the national Academic Excellence Award were presented last week at the Fountain Valley School district's board meeting to honor a program that teaches English to students of different language backgrounds. Project GLAD (Guided Language Acquisition Design) enables instructors to teach a class of limited-English students of various ethnic backgrounds simultaneously.
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January 27, 1992 | KATHLEEN HENDRIX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It is a few minutes before 8, and well into Lucia Ruiz's day. She sits in the cafeteria at Evans Community Adult School, drinking a quick cup of thick hot chocolate between early morning classes and describing her schedule: * Up by 4:30 a.m.--at the latest. * A 40-minute, two-bus trip to Evans, on Sunset and Figueroa, in time for the 5:50-7:50 English as a second language class, followed 10 minutes later by another two-hour session in English.
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January 13, 1992 | CHARLES T. POWERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Overheard on the Charles Bridge: "I couldn't believe it, man, I mean, she was beautiful! And she just got up and, like, walked out. . . ." You can hear it just walking down the streets here, those passing flashes of youthful American English, as emphatic as the sound of a basketball dribbled on concrete, pronounced in bursts of enthusiasm, like . . . declaiming. The love affair. Exhilarating, heart-stopping, complicated, uncertain, but, like . . . love. Americans in love with Prague.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 10, 1991 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Felipa Zepeda was at a loss for words when a stranger stopped her to ask why she was marching with 2,500 others through the streets of Boyle Heights on Saturday. The excitement of the colorful parade wending through the heart of the community had nothing to do with her hesitation. The problem was that the question was asked in English--and Zepeda speaks only Spanish. But that was precisely the problem that the Fontana woman and other sign-carrying marchers were decrying as they protested Gov.
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October 30, 1991 | JACKIE GOLDBERG, Jackie Goldberg returned to teaching in August after eight years on the Board of Education. In addition, she works as the children's deputy in the office of county Supervisor Gloria Molina
"Teacher, teacher, look at this!" Samuel says. He is finishing his essay, in two languages, on how he and his family came to live in America. The room is extremely hot, but we cannot open the doors and most windows because of the flies, and odors from the pigs, goats, chickens. And the smell of fertilizer just outside the bungalow makes it difficult to let in too much "air" from the outside.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 14, 1991 | DAVID SMOLLAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Paul Rooney looks over his English-as-a-second-language students and sees a mini-United Nations every day: 25 teen-agers from 10 different countries gathered in a circle. Rooney's third-period students at University City High make up the most nationally diverse ESL class at any San Diego County high school, a mix of recent immigrants and temporary U.S. residents. Many of their parents carry out research at nearby UC San Diego or pursue international business ventures in the adjacent Golden Triangle area--and all of them are attracted to the strong academic reputation of the area's high school.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 10, 1991 | MARY HELEN BERG
The Orange Unified School District will open a facility next week that will be one of the first stops for new students who speak a foreign language. The Language Assessment Center, which opens Wednesday, will test students in grades kindergarten through 12 for their level of fluency in English and for academic skills using their native language, as required by state law.
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