WPR News
3:08 pm
Tue June 29, 2004

Foreign Language Program Moves Forward

Laramie, Wy –
25 elementary schools in the state will participate in a Foreign Language Pilot program this year. The legislature, led by Representative Jim Hageman, funded the program to teach foreign languages to elementary students. Department of Education Foreign Language Consultant Ann Tollefson says the program should have far reaching impacts, because studies show that it should impact overall learning for students. Tollefson says they will use both experts and technology to teach the kids. Eleven school districts will be involved in this years pilot effort and she says they hope to expand it statewide in the future.