New Iowan: Stefan

Time Frame: 2005

This is an interview with a young, New Iowan, as part of the documentary "Our Kids."
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Stefan
Bosnia, Fifth Grade

My native country is Bosnia. I speak four different languages, and they are English, Bosnian, English Sign Language, and Bosnian Sign Language. There is a difference between English Sign Language and Bosnian Sign Language, because they have different signs. Like, "Ice Cream", you would say "Ice Cream" in American Sign Language, you would go like "Ice Cream" (Stefan signing). But in Bosnian, you take one finger and go like "Ice Cream" (signing).

I went there for kindergarten, first, and second grade. It was very different, but I liked it better because the school got out at eleven o'clock, than three-thirty; so that's...

 


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