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New Chinese immersion school opening in San Jose, Calif.

May 21, 2013

There is a new private Mandarin/Spanish immersion school opening this July in San Jose, Calif. It is called Silicon Valley International School. The website is

It is a subsidiary of Premier International Language Academy in San Jose, established in 2008.

There is an Open House on Friday, May 31st from 10am-12pm. RSVPs are requested.

Info on their Mandarin immersion track:

School Services

  • Elementary Grades: Jr. Kindergarten – Gr. 4
  • STEM Middle School Program: Grades 5-8th
  • Year-round Schedule: August – June                                           (The lst day of school is July 29, 2013)
  • Before and After School Extended Learning Program
  • On-site Reggio Emilia Preschool
  • School Hours for Grades Jr. K – 8th : 8:30am-3:00pm

Mandarin Immersion Track

The Mandarin language curriculum, taught by highly-qualified, native speaking teachers, emphasizes oral speaking skills and full literacy instruction through the content areas. Our Mandarin Language Arts program emphasizes:

  • Traditional Characters
  • Stroke Names, Stroke Order
  • Radicals
  • Content Area Studies (math, science, geography, history).
  • History/Geography of China, Taiwan, Hong Kong
  • Cultural Studies
  • Pin Yin and Simplified Characters taught in the middle school program
  • Zhu Yin taught to Heritage Language Speakers and in the middle school program
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