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New book on Chinese in elementary school available online

April 17, 2012

Chinese Language Learning in the Early Grades

(Image courtesy: Washington Yu Ying Public Charter School)

(Image courtesy: Washington Yu Ying Public Charter School)

New York, April 12, 2012—Asia Society today released a new book (available as afree download): Chinese Language Learning in the Early Grades, a handbook of resources and best practices for Mandarin immersion.

Chinese immersion programs are among the fastest-growing areas of language education in American schools. Research shows that immersion is an especially effective method for language acquisition: they result in high levels of proficiency at relatively low cost. Immersion students gain proficiency in a new language without any detriment to progress in their native language or to subject matter

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