Learning a new mother tongue

  • 1998-12-10
  • Anastasia Styopina
Every day at Riga Public School 29, Russian students are doing sums in their second language and quietly providing an example to the rest of the country, as Anastasia Styopina reports.When the teacher enters the bright classroom, 10-year-olds jump off their seats to greet her with a loud "Labdien." This is how classes in this Russian school in Riga have began for the past four years, with a Latvian "hello."Riga Public School 29 is among a select few Russian-language schools that has launched a Latvian-language program. From grade 1 to grade 12, students in one class will stick together and ...
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