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Wyoming’s 1st Mandarin immersion school off to a good start

November 3, 2013

Casper school seeks to make students bilingual

Credit Willow Belden
Kindergarteners in the dual language immersion program at Paradise Valley Elementary School spend half their day learning in Chinese.

A school in Casper has started teaching some of its classes in Chinese. The idea is that the students in those classes will grow up bilingual. This is the first Chinese immersion program in a Wyoming school, but data from other states that have similar programs show a wide range of benefits. Wyoming Public Radio’s Willow Belden reports.

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