My name is Nelsy Torres, I am a junior undergraduate student at The University of Texas at San Antonio majoring in Psychology. I grew up in Piedras Negras Coah., when I was twenty years old I decided to move to San Antonio to continue my education. Moving away from my family was a hard decision but it helped me to find new passions. Currently I am interested in doing research to analyze the cognitive development and linguistic growth between a Elementary student and middle school student as English Language Learners.
I am really interested in the effect of bilingual programs during elementary and middle school arrival. I want to analyze and compare the experience of ESL students in different grade levels to know what effects they have in their cognitive and linguistic growth.