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MIP Program and Curriculum

Program Goals:

  • Bilingualism:  development of high levels of proficiency in Mandarin and English
  • Biliteracy: academic achievement  at or above grade level in academic areas in both languages
  • Multiculturalism:  demonstrate positive cross-cultural attitudes and behaviors and high levels of self-esteem

Program Model:

 Grade

Mandarin

English

Kindergarten

80%

20%

1st Grade

80%

20%

2nd Grade

70%

30%

3rd Grade

50%

50%

4th Grade

50%

50%

5th Grade

50%

50%

 

Curriculum:

Our Mandarin curriculum is based on ACTFL language standards (American Council on The Teaching of Foreign Languages) and Common Core State Standards are integrated into to the curriculum.

https://www.actfl.org/publications/all/world-readiness-standards-learning-languages/standards-summary

http://www.cde.ca.gov/re/cc/

 

Grades K-1:

Academic subjects taught in Mandarin (literacy, math, science and social science). Traditional characters are introduced. English literacy and oral language development are taught daily.

 

Grade 2:

Most academic subjects are taught in Mandarin and there is the continued development of English reading and writing. Literacy development is traditional characters continues.

 

Grades 3-5:

Instruction in academic subjects is evenly balanced between English and Mandarin. Students in third through fifth grades begin to develop skills in Pinyin(written expression through technology).