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         Why is language-rich environmental print important in our classroom? Many people tend to think that children cannot learn many languages at one time. But, children are capable of much more than we may give them credit for. However, in order for the students to gain language fluency in both languages they need to be immersed in the language. The best way to immerse students in the language is to use our resources throughout the classroom. These include language-rich environmental print from the community, language teachers from the community, and an encouraging language-accepting teacher. This is so essential because our society is becoming increasingly diverse. Thus, we, as teachers, need to adapt to this changing community. This s. By encouraging language learning in our students we are creating well-rounded students who will prosper in a global community.















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