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Explore Dual Language Immersion Programs at PVSchools

Wednesday , December 04 , 2019

Parents want their children academically prepared with the 21st-century skill set to compete and succeed in a global marketplace. PVSchools provides students with the pathway to achieve this goal with Mandarin Immersion at Whispering Wind Academy and Spanish Immersion at Sandpiper Elementary School and Sunrise Middle School.

Younger learners have the capacity to develop near native-like pronunciation and intonation in the new language. Being bilingual enhances opportunities in government, business, law, medicine and health care, teaching, technology, the military, communications, industry, social service, and marketing.

Research shows that the best time for a child to learn a second language is from birth to 12 years old, while a child’s brain is still developing language skills.

In kindergarten through 6th grade, students in the Mandarin and Spanish Dual Language Immersion Programs are learning to talk about themselves – their name, age, family, hobbies, and community. Students are also learning to ask and answer questions relating to thematic units such as numbers, colors, food, school, clothing, hobbies, and occupations. They are also learning to read, write, and present their work in the language they are learning.

The school day is structured so that students spend 50 percent of the day learning subjects in English, and the other half of the instructional day learning subjects in Mandarin or Spanish.

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Excerpts taken from the North 32nd News. Read the full article on