FOLKLORIC DANCE—Sumac Elementary School third-grader Kimberly Poot, a student in the dual immersion program, dances at the school’s celebration of Dios de los Ninos in May.
Research shows that children who are taught a second language at a young age reap myriad cognitive, cultural and social benefits.
Although many schools still adhere to introducing a second language in middle school, Sumac Elementary School in Agoura Hills is acting on the science behind language acquisition.
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