Coronado offers a free Mandarin Dual Language Program (中文沉浸式教学) for kindergarten through fifth-grade students for the 2018/2019 school year.
Some of the proven benefits of acquiring second language • High proficiency in the mandarin language • Performance on English standardized tests meets or exceeds non-immersion students • Promotes greater cognitive flexibility, increased attention control, better memory, and superior problem solving skills • Enhanced understanding of primary language • Increased cultural sensitivity • Better prepared for the future in a global society
How does it work?
Students in the Mandarin Dual Language Program will receive instruction in both Mandarin Chinese and English during their school day. Math and science are taught by a certified teacher whose is also a native Mandarin speaker. Language Arts and Social Studies are taught by an English speaking teacher. The students also participate in all other programs at Coronado, including music, physical education, the art, after-school options and more.
Thursday Morning Mandarin Tour
Coronado Elementary school will be hosting informational tours every Thursdays between 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. by appointment only for those interested in our school and our mandarin program. To schedule an appointment, please call the front office at (480) 279-6900.
*Students who will be in 3rd grade or higher will take a school evaluation in Chinese Language Arts to determine placement.
Lina Hurtado 李娜 firstname.lastname@example.org 480. 279.6936 Program Specialist Mandarin Dual Language Program 中文沉浸式教学
Check out this story about Coronado's Mandarin program as published in the Arizona Republic.