Most of the students at Royal Palm Elementary in Miami have Spanish-speaking families.
But those families also want their kids to speak – and read and write – more Spanish in school.
So teacher Alexandra Martin is leading her first grade class through “Vamos Papa,” with each child reading a passage from the Spanish language story. Martin helps students through proper pronunciation and words they stumble on.
This is the Miami-Dade public schools’ extended foreign language program, or EFL