North Carolina Mandarin immersion program going strong
Posted: Wednesday, December 11, 2013 9:15 pm
Arika Herron/Winston-Salem Journal
Standing inside the doorway of Chunling Zhang’s second-grade class at Konnoak Elementary School, it can be hard to understand exactly what’s going on.
It looks like a traditional classroom — the walls are covered in posters, cutouts of farm animals and student work; students sit in rows of desks and raise their hands to answer questions.
Peeking in the door, though, visitors are greeted with a cheerful “ni hao.”
Zhang’s students are in their third year of Konnoak’s Chinese language immersion program. The majority of the day, she instructs the students in Mandarin Chinese.
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