Re: ME:Is speaking spanish okay at BU?

From: Eugene Matusov
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Date: 03 Nov 1996
Time: 14:56:19


Hi Annie, Pablo, May, and everybody else--

I think that Annie raised a very interesting question about language. I think the focus should be on efforts to communicate and on efforts to comfort and respect children. My feelings are that currently we have a lot of English communication (all games use English language, almost all USCS students speak English with the kids). I think if anybody of you can speak Spanish with the kids, you should. I also like many of our efforts to learn and be curious about Spanish from the kids. I think we sending the kids signal that speaking Spanish is legitimate and beneficial as well as speaking English. I think our interest in Spanish and well as use of English communicates that. I wish we have more games in Spanish -- but we'll get very soon them (next or after the next week).

Annie, did I answer to your question? Please, feel free to elaborate on your question.