Same here Manny. When we arrived in the States in 1967 there was no such thing as ESL programs in the public schools. There was only the "sink or swim" program in place. I remember being brought into a classroom (4th grade), being introduced by showing the kids a map of Brazil. Some of the boys that did not like foreigners made life a bit difficult for me... I learned to fight after school. Nice new avatar! Is that you?