I am a teacher in an independent school in Michigan, USA. I'm getting a new student today who does not speak English; he's German.
My question is what advice do you have for me for making this young man as comfortable as he can be? I want him to feel engaged, happy, and thriving. The class I have is really nice, very well meaning, very technological. The class is a fourth/fifth mixed grade.
I have several students who are bilingual, but none speak German. There is a teacher in the school who speaks German and a student two doors down who speaks German.
What are some initial steps you would advise me to take? What should I get in place for the long run?
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