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Tri-lingual student gains cultural understanding in preparation for a career in medicine

 

Last updated 12/6/2017 at Noon

Great Oak High School senior Nicolo Villasis is one step closer to his pursuit of a medical career, having earned the Riverside County Seal of Multiliteracy from the Office of Education, Nov. 28 for his proficiency in English, Spanish and Tagalog. Courtesy photo

RIVERSIDE – Born in Manila, Great Oak High School senior Nicolo Villasis learned English as a young child in his first years of school in the Philippines as part of a family and a culture that spoke Tagalog and English. Beyond the formal training in Spanish he has since received in high school, the extent of his formal language training in Tagalog totaled one month in the first grade before moving from the Philippines to the United States in 2007.

Villasis was honored for achieving linguistic proficiency in English, Spanish and Tagalog Tuesday, Nov. 28, as part of the Riverside County Se...



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