May 11, 2007

Diné Language Arts and Cultural Fair

Diné learning aids student progress, principal saysResearch shows that young children have the ability to learn two or four languages and that doing so will not negatively their progress in math, science, English or other subjects, she said.

She said that as students learn Navajo, some even do better than students who speak only English.

Benally said the academic achievements of her students is the reason her staff disagree with the English-only campaign, which claims that speaking a language other than English prevents a student from excelling academically.

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