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Camp Helps Springdale Students Practice Bilingual Skills

Posted: June 19, 2014 at 12:44 a.m.

STAFF PHOTO ANTHONY REYES Isela Mercado-Ulloa, left, volunteer with a bilingual summer camp, helps Ruby Pena, 10, and her group find English/Spanish cognates Wednesday at the a bilingual summer camp at J.O. Kelly Middle School in Springdale. The children got a chance to practice their language skills and will learn about and perform community service projects.

SPRINGDALE -- A camp for students in Springdale could lead bilingual children to an adulthood with more job opportunities and larger salaries.

At A Glance

Bilingual Benefits

• People more easily learn another language.

• People learn words more easily.

• People who are bilingual generally have more job opportunities.

• People who are bilingual generally have higher salaries.

• People connect more easily with others.

• People who are bilingual generally have good listening skills.

Source: Staff Report

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