One farmer finds answer to ESL students’ virtual learning struggles

BUCKEYE, Az. — Virtual classrooms are the new normal for many students, but for non-native speaking English students, trying to get good grades can be challenging in the best of times.

As classes turn virtual due to COVID-19, some students are being left behind.

Valeria Gonzalez, 11, told Fox News that her school in Buckeye, Az., doesn’t offer a virtual English as a second language (ESL) program. All of her classes are taught by an English speaking teacher with no Spanish translation.

Valeria Gonzalez, 11, is at risk of falling behind in school. She's struggling to understand her course work as her school doesn't offer a virtual ESL program for Spanish translation (Stephanie Bennett/Fox News).

Valeria Gonzalez, 11, is at risk of falling behind in school. She’s struggling to understand her course work as her school doesn’t offer a virtual ESL program for Spanish translation (Stephanie Bennett/Fox News).

Gonzalez said that since she only speaks Spanish, listening to a teacher all day in English makes learning hard.

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But after hearing about some families’ struggles, farmer Carrie Mayfield

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