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By Eren Simpson Learning foreign languages is a family affair for Shylene Santiago and her eight children. When Santiago’s now 10-month-old was born, he was born with a heart condition. Because of his fragility, Santiago decided she needed to quit the workforce and stay home with her son, and find a way to work from home to continue to provide for her family financially.…

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By Eren Simpson From a kitchen table to three locations across the Charlotte region, the Language Academy of the Carolinas — led by Craig Snyder — is taking a nontraditional approach to teaching adults how to speak a foreign language. Snyder, who studied Spanish in school and thought maybe he’d work as a Spanish professor after working in Spain for a few years, started the language school in 2004 after graduating from UNC Chapel Hill with his master’s degree.…