The Aquarium Project/Bilingual Orientation Center
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Images of Students or their Work (typical).
In the Aquarium project students of different
ages, backgrounds, and languages worked and
learned together.
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Background
The Aquarium project was designed for the Bilingual Orientation Center's "level 2" students. Level 2 students are in the pre-production and very early production stages of English acquisition; their English language skills are at the first or second grade level. The students come from a wide variety of backgrounds and have different learning experiences, ranging from uninterrupted schooling in their home countries to never having been to school before entering the BOC program. They come from Latin America, Africa, Asia, and Europe. Twenty to thirty languages are spoken at the Center. Between 300 and 400 students attend each semester. They enter on a continual basis with new students arriving through the last two weeks of the semester. Most of the students taking part in the Aquarium project were 6th through 10th graders.

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Project Based Learning