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More parents demand immersion programs to help children thrive in a global society

January 26, 2012

Learning in multiple languages

More parents demand immersion programs to help children thrive in a global society

Teaching assistant Jiao Yang directs Leo Edward Martinez to the whiteboard during an assignment in Mandarin immersion at Riverview Elementary School in Lakeside.
Teaching assistant Jiao Yang directs Leo Edward Martinez to the whiteboard during an assignment in Mandarin immersion at Riverview Elementary School in Lakeside. — John Gastaldo
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Maureen Magee
 A kindergartner at Nestor Language Academy, Violet Jaime, is taught just about everything in Spanish — reading, writing, math, music and what’s on the menu in the cafeteria. So are her classmates, a combination of English and Spanish speakers.
English instruction will gradually increase to 50 percent by fifth grade, when most Nestor students typically achieve bilingual status.

At Lakeside’s Riverview Elementary School, second-grader Leah Markworth’s education is delivered in equal parts Mandarin and English, with regular supplements of Spanish.

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