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Thursday, January 24, 2013

AMERICAN HIGH SCHOOL TEACHING SOMALI STUDENTS SOMALI LANGUAGE SO THEY CAN COMMUNICATE WITH THEIR PARENTS


 Minnesota has the largest Somali population in the nation, with an estimated population of 32,000 people. WCCO has told you stories of how some young Somalis have struggled to adjust to life here, while others have even been lured back to Somalia to fight for terrorist groups.
Some young Somalis find they even have a language gap with their own parents who can’t speak English. But one Minneapolis School is trying to change that with a Somali language and culture class.
Some of the students in one South High School classroom were born in the U.S. others came here as young children and have lost their Somali language skills.
“I miscommunicate with my parents sometimes we don’t understand each other,” junior Ayub Mohamed said.
Mohamed came to the U.S. from Somalia when he was 6. Because of the class he can now help translate for family members.
Teacher Dahir Hassan believes learning the culture and the language will help students embrace both American and Somali traditions.
The program at South High is believed to be the only one of its kind in the country.
UNBELIEVABLE!!!!!!!! INSTEAD OF TEACHING ENGLISH TO PARENTS THEY DECIDED TO TEACH SOMALI TO KIDS,WHAT A "GREAT" WAY TO ASSIMILATE SOMALIS INTO AMERICAN SOCIETY!!!!!

READ MORE
http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2013/01/23/h-s-class-teaches-somali-children-their-parents-language/

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