The boys in the fourth grade are part of an experiment. They are taking up a new language. Their teachers think they are young enough to catch on to a new language quickly without a lot of hard work. Already they have picked up the basics, and can even make jokes in the new language. It is certainly nice to learn two languages when they are young, but they have a lot of work. Sometimes they have so much homework that they have to leave it over until the next morning and do it before class. If they don’t get all the homework done they will get a mark by their name on the blackboard. They can only wipe it off after they have finished the homework. But they still smile everyday, so it is not that bad.