Mandarin Immersion Program
In an increasingly global, technological economy, experts say, it isn’t enough to be academically strong. Young people must also be able to work comfortably with people from other cultures, solve problems creatively, write and speak well, think in a multidisciplinary way, and evaluate information critically. (Soft Skills in Demand, Education Week, June 12, 2007)
We developed our Mandarin program to help instill these skills in our students, and to further expand their global knowledge and citizenry. Exposing students to a second language at an early age aids in the development of critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Immersion programs have been shown to be most effective in helping students reach high levels of language proficiencies.