Chinese Immersion Program

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Chinese Immersion Program Details

Maryknoll School is surveying current and prospective parents to determine interest in a K-6 Chinese Immersion Program in Mandarin, welcoming kindergarten and first grade students for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Language immersion programs allow students to excel in a new language through extensive classroom instruction. Maryknoll’s Chinese Immersion Program would allow students to hear and practice Mandarin 50% of every school day. Studies have shown that this time investment has a distinct advantage over other types of language learning.

A kindergarten immersion classroom would follow the same curriculum as the non-immersion classroom:

 

Morning Classes: Mandarin (50% of day) Afternoon Classes: English (50% of day)
Prayer
Calendar
Language Arts
Phonics 
Math 
Snack
Science 
Religion
Sharing/Leadership
Art 
Social Studies
Language Art Story

 

Benefits

Students in immersion programs achieve the same levels of competence or better in academic subjects as non-immersion students. Students who participate in immersion programs for 4-6 years achieve the most benefits, including: 

  • Meta-linguistic awareness and reading acquisition
  • Strong divergent thinking and problem solving skills
  • Increased attention and better memory
  • Greater tolerance and cultural sensitivity
  • Expands college and career potential
  • Improved standardized test performance
  • Better at planning and decision making

If you have any questions, contact Jill Canfield, Director of International Programs, at (808) 952-7389 or jill.canfield@maryknollschool.org.

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