What is Mandarin Chinese Immersion?
What is Immersion?
Immersion is a unique educational experience with the goal of developing bi-literacy, bilingualism, and bi-cultural attitudes in elementary students. It is an educational model that provides academic instruction in English and a “target language” such as Mandarin Chinese. The goals of dual language programs are for students to develop high levels of language proficiency and literacy in both program languages, to demonstrate high levels of academic achievement, and to develop an appreciation for and an understanding of diverse cultures. Simultaneous translation is never used.
What are the benefits of an Immersion Program?
Why is learning Mandarin Chinese important?
- Mandarin is spoken by approx. 1 billion people. It is considered an important “world language” by the US Departments of States and Defense.
- China is a country of growing global importance, with rapidly increasing trade, manufacturing and cultural links to the rest of the world.
- Learning Mandarin will prepare our children to be versatile and competitive in the future global workforce.
Children’s brains are naturally programmed to learn any language they are sufficiently exposed to perfectly and without accents. This ability declines with age, disappearing by high school, according to research
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