Chinese Immersion Program

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Chinese Immersion Program Details

Maryknoll School has been offering K-8 Mandarin instruction for the past 8 years. In addition to our existing Mandarin Program, Maryknoll will now offer kindergarten Mandarin Immersion classrooms for the 2017-18 academic year. This new immersion program will allow parents to choose the type of Mandarin instruction they want their child to receive.

Mandarin Immersion students will receive daily instruction in a 50/50 model, 50% of each day in Mandarin and 50% in English.

Maryknoll’s program is the first in Hawaii to take place during the school day, allowing students to learn core subjects such as science, math and social studies in a Chinese immersion setting. Our immersion classrooms will follow the same curriculum as the non-immersion classrooms:

Mandarin (50% of day) English (50% of day)
Math
Science
Art
Sharing
Prayer
Calendar
Language Arts
 (Phonics and Reading)
Social Studies
Religion
Sharing 
Prayer
Calendar

 

Benefits

Studies have shown that immersion programs develop language fluency and increase students’ standardized test scores and critical thinking abilities across all academic subjects. Immersion results in high academic performance, achieving the same, or higher, in high rigor academic subjects.

Students who participate in immersion programs for 5-7 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

 

For More Information

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Maryknoll’s Director of International Programs:

Jill Takasaki Canfield
jill.canfield@maryknollschool.org.
(808) 952-7389

Chinese Immersion Program Details

Maryknoll School has been offering K-8 Mandarin instruction for the past 8 years. In addition to our existing Mandarin Program, Maryknoll will now offer kindergarten Mandarin Immersion classrooms for the 2017-18 academic year. This new immersion program will allow parents to choose the type of Mandarin instruction they want their child to receive.

Mandarin Immersion students will receive daily instruction in a 50/50 model, 50% of each day in Mandarin and 50% in English.

Maryknoll’s program is the first in Hawaii to take place during the school day, allowing students to learn core subjects such as science, math and social studies in a Chinese immersion setting. Our immersion classrooms will follow the same curriculum as the non-immersion classrooms:

Mandarin (50% of day)
Math
Science
Art
Sharing
Prayer
Calendar
English (50% of day)
Language Arts
 (Phonics and Reading)
Social Studies
Religion
Sharing 
Prayer
Calendar

 

Benefits

Studies have shown that immersion programs develop language fluency and increase students’ standardized test scores and critical thinking abilities across all academic subjects. Immersion results in high academic performance, achieving the same, or higher, in high rigor academic subjects.

Students who participate in immersion programs for 5-7 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

 

For More Information

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Maryknoll’s Director of International Programs:

Jill Takasaki Canfield
jill.canfield@maryknollschool.org.
(808) 952-7389

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