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Advantages of the Program

Advantages of the program

Dual immersion students experience a range of benefits from the program:

  • Mastery of a second language. Students will be prepared to take the AP Chinese test in 9th grade and college level Chinese classes in high school. They can be very close to earning a college minor by the time they graduate high school.
  • Greater levels of metalinguistic awareness, which improves reading comprehension and communication.
  • Successful academic achievement. Students perform as well as or better on standardized tests in English than their non-immersion peers.
  • Enhanced performance on tasks that require executive function and self-regulation skills. These students typically have better attention control, memory and problem-solving skills.
  • Tolerance and appreciation for other cultures.
  • Strong relationships with peers who also complete the program.
  • Superior employment opportunities in this increasingly globalized world.