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ESL Students Experience Quiche Language and Culture
Monroe High School’s continued globalization focus was highlighted when Mr. Humberto Gonzalez, a native speaker of Quiche, visited Jaime Tejada’s ESL classes. This is the second year in a row that Mr. Gonzalez has visited Monroe High School to share his multicultural/multilingual experience.
Mr. Gonzalez is originally from “El Canton La Libertad Olintepeque” in Quezaltenango, Guatemala. Mr. Gonzalez conducted an interactive session with students in which he shared his experience as a Quiche native speaker in different cultural settings where Quiche was a minority language. He shared the way he acquired the language and the different efforts that are being made in his native country Guatemala to conserve it and promote it as an important cultural heritage for younger generations.Full Story