Imagine a 6-year-old entering the public education system in the United States and his/her parents or adult caregiver(s) are not native English speakers. The student has been living in the U.S. for most of his/her life. The home language survey indicates another language is spoken at home other than English.

By Day 4

Post an explanation of at least two potential challenges this student might face. Further explain the advantages this student’s linguistic background might offer.

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Chiu, C. (2011). Language and culture. Online Readings in Psychology and Culture, 4(2).