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May 13, 2020 @ 07:00
01.28.2020

Learner Spotlight: Christopher Hernandez

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Christopher Hernandez is an 8th grader who is in his second year of homeschooling with iLEAD Exploration. Christopher is bilingual and speaks Spanish and English. The opportunity to be homeschooled has brought great successes for Christopher as he has demonstrated great progress in math, karate, and drum skills.

Name: Christopher Hernandez

What languages do you speak?

I speak English and Spanish.

What is your favorite saying in your native language?

¡Yo tengo hambre!” (“I’m hungry!”)

What is a family tradition that you enjoy?

I enjoy going to church with my family.

What career would you like to have?

I would like to be a boxer.

What is your favorite subject?

Writing is my favorite subject.

Has being multilingual allowed you any special opportunities?

I think it’s useful because if I have a job and if there is a person who knows only Spanish, and I know only English, then we can’t communicate, but since I know both languages I am able to communicate with the person who speaks Spanish.

What is your favorite hobby?

Playing Fortnite

What advice would you give to someone trying to learn a new language?

Try speaking the language as much as you can because it’s good practice and it will help you improve!

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