Chinese Immersion Information

Why Chinese?
Chinese is a practical language to learn given that China is the world’s most populous nation and it has many political and economic ties with the U.S. Being bilingual in Chinese and English will open many doors for our students in the future. (Source:www.askasia.org)   More Info on the benefits of Mandarin Immersion.

Why Immersion?
• Immersion is the fastest- growing and most effective type of academic foreign language program available.
• Not only do students develop proficiency in the immersion language, they also develop increased cultural awareness.
• Foreign language immersion develops more flexible thinking and has a positive effect on students’ cognitive development.
• Immersion students achieve as well as or better than their non-immersion peers on standardized tests that measure verbal and mathematical skills.
(Source:www.cal.org)  More info on Language Immersion

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