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Moms Push to Launch Russian Dual-Language Program on Upper West Side

A pair of local moms is on a mission to launch a Russian dual-language program at a neighborhood public school that would split class time between the two tongues. Olga Ilyashenko said she was passionate about preserving her family’s Eastern European culture and couldn’t imagine her son not getting to read Dostoyevsky’s “Crime and Punishment” […]

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New Language Classes for Kids Teach Swahili and Culture of African Diaspora

A new course offered by a Brooklyn cultural learning center is hoping to help build a “cultural foundation” for children by teaching toddlers Swahili and languages of the African Diaspora. Crayons & Culture, which opened at 188 Madison St. near Nostrand Avenue in October, is launching Swahili classes this spring to “immerse children in a […]

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Foreign Languages Making a Comeback in Public Schools

In a school system where more than 100 languages are spoken, classes in Italian, French, Mandarin, even Hebrew are becoming popular.

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