New Chinese immersion school opening in San Jose, Calif.
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 www.SVInternationalSchool.org.
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:
- 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
- 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