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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. Students will develop their literacy skills through both Mandarin and English learning.

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).