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Learning their mother tongue
The Journal News - White Plains, N.Y.
Subjects: Native languages; School districts; Learning; Language
Author: Matsuda, Akiko
Date: Aug 16, 2006
Start Page: A.1
Section: News
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Trips to Asia help, but the kids have trouble becoming bilingual Akiko Matsuda The Journal News TOMKINS COVE - One recent morning, 5-year-old William Matthews came to the living room and asked his mother in Japanese if he could snack on some yogurt. Atsushi Kaizuka, assistant principal of the Japanese Weekend School of New York, which serves about 800 Japanese or Japanese American students at its Westchester and Long Island schools, said Matthews' attempt seemed to be an uphill battle.

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