Nov 21, 2011

Immigration Reality: Juan Castillo teaches immigrants who speak obscure languages how to make it in New York. "All of Juan Castillo's adult students have had little or no formal education. But that isn't always the main impediment to them tackling their classes, taught in Spanish or English. It's the fact that they don't speak either of these languages. 

Many of Mr. Castillo's approximately 400-plus students do come from Latin AmericaMexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Ecuador. But they are from indigenous communities where idiomas de la tierra, local native languages, are spoken. ...Nearly 20,000 Mexican nationals in the New York metropolitan area come from indigenous communities and consider a local dialect to be their first language, according to the Mexican Consulate in New York." read more

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