First Day of School Tough for Students Learning English

highschool(AP) — Imagine the first day of school, when you don’t even know the language on the wall signs that could guide you to your classroom.

That’s what faced scores of new students who began their classes Tuesday in Lincoln.

More than 2,100 English Language Learners attended Lincoln Public Schools last year. The designation is given students from other countries who can’t speak English proficiently. There were 53 different languages among those 2,100-plus students.

At Park Middle School, 101 English Language Learner students from 15 different countries were bused in on Tuesday. The newest students were helped by others who speak the same native language.

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