Kindergartners Fernando Valenzuela and Makenzie Jones touch the Mexican flag as they play a game while learning Mandarin in class on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at Holt Elementary Language Academy. Kindergartners at the magnet school receive daily language instruction in Mandarin or Spanish with the goal of having a conversational understanding of the language by fifth grade.
The Herald-Sun | Christine T. Nguyen
Kindergartners Faith Umeana (left) and Aniya Burroughs practice counting in Spanish during class at Holt Elementary Language Academy on Thursday, August 29, 2013. The school as implemented a magnet program that focuses on global studies and foreign language.