Discussion: Generation 1.5 learners in high school equivalency classes?

Hello colleagues,

The term Generation 1.5 is sometimes used to refer to individuals who came to the US as children. These individuals are neither first nor second generation. I've also heard the term used to describe individuals who were born in the US to immigrant parents, and who grow up speaking one or more languages besides English at home. Whether the individuals came to the US as children or were born here, they learn English as children in school, and thus they typically speak English fluently.

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