Every year, schools all across the country welcome larger numbers of students who don't speak English. "Becoming Bilingual" highlights the challenges faced by teachers responsible for teaching these children to read. Hosted by acclaimed actress Rita Moreno, the program visits schools in Chicago, Illinois; El Paso, Texas; Arlington, Virginia; Woodburn, Oregon; Washington, D.C.; and Long Beach, California to find out what it takes to teach six-year-olds fluent in Spanish or Russian or Hmong how to read in English.
The WETA Guide spotlights the special places and happenings in the Greater Washington area. For both the newcomer and the long-time resident, this television series is a great introduction to the region's many highlights.