NORTH LOGAN – In a few weeks a group of three students from China will enroll at InTech Collegiate High School and the school is seeking families to host them for the school year.
<p class=”p2″>John and Melissa Spuhler are facilitating the home stay.
<p class=”p2″>“We have a profile on each of the students explaining why they’re coming, a listing of some of their interests and hopefully the family we will connect them with chooses a student that fits their family,” said John Spuhler.
<p class=”p2″>Spuhler said a nominal amount of money is provided to the family for expenses and the students will have their own spending money.
<p class=”p2″>The students go through an extensive English training program before they come to the United States.
<p class=”p2″>“Their formal English is pretty good. They don’t have some of the slang terms and the terminology but they’ll get that by the end of the school year. Communication won’t be an issue. They have very good English skills and they write in English.
<p class=”p2″>“The students we’re sending to In-Tech are top students. They are ranked very highly. They will be taking advanced calculus courses and physics courses. InTech is ranked number one academically in Utah.”
<p class=”p2″>These exchange students are coming to a state that leads the nation in dual language immersion.
<p class=”p2″>“This year there are 27 schools in Utah that are teaching Chinese half of the day and English half of the day. Utah people ‘get it’ that it is a global world and many of the kids here go out on LDS missions and experience the world in a different way.”
<p class=”p2″>Interested families may call 435-730-6559 or e-mail to <a href=”mailto:email@example.com”>firstname.lastname@example.org</a>.