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1ST Seminar for Returning
North American Language
and cultural assistants
Tonya Iribarne
Laguna Hills High School
Saddleback Unified School District
Orange County California
We take on their role of mother, father, psychologist, friend, and
adviser every day. Plus, we’re watching for learning disabilities,
issues at home, peer pressure, drug abuse, and bullying.
From Yahoo news Thursday September 09, 2010: By Reader’s Digest Magazine, on Tue Aug 17, 2010
Program Background
• K – 12 program: 90/10
• 5th grade 50/50
• Middle school:
– Science and Spanish language arts
• High School:
– 2 years history /social science (Global Connect)
– 1 year animation
– 4 years Spanish language (SNS 3, AP Lang, AP Lit)
Some benefits of teaching in an ISA
• Support from the Spanish Consulate
• Materials
– From the resource center here at USC
– Gifts from the Spanish Government
• Seminars for teachers, principals and coordinators
• Student awards
• ISA certificate
What is different about teaching in an Immersion
program than a regular program?
• We are family!
• K – 12 program
• Middle school and high school
• International/ Intercultural
• Graduates at: MIT, Berkeley,
UCLA, UCSD, UCSB, Northeastern,
Rice etc.
• Tolerance
• Positive influence (AP, drugs,
Crohn’s disease, gangs, pregnancy
Class of 2010:
(S) Academic Scholarship to George Washington University
(S) Youngest in the family and the first to graduate from high school. Signed up
for community college yesterday.
(S) Soccer Scholarship to SDSU
(E) AFS exchange student gap year to Paraguay
(E) Pregnant at 17, first in the family to attend college ( at Baylor University)
(S) Yearbook Editor and first in the family to attend college (CSLA)
(E) Spent a summer in Argentina on a church mission