Learning Russian has taught me how to help others solve problems, and helps me be better in math. It also helps me to speak to my friends in Russian. When my friend Emily wants to speak Russian, I can help her, and help my other friends who are curious about the Russian language. When I'm a school principal, and when other people come to school knowing only Russian, I will be able to translate it to the teachers so that they will know what the kids are saying.
-Turnagain Elementary School immersion teacher, Bonnie Schram, interviewed her third graders in the Russian program, Spring 2007