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Mandarin immersion coming to Cleveland in 2015

February 22, 2014


A new Intergenerational school and an immersion school in Mandarin and Spanish planned for Cleveland

Patrick O'Donnell, The Plain DealerBy Patrick O’Donnell, The Plain Dealer 
on February 12, 2014 at 9:30 AM, updated February 12, 2014 at 9:33 AM

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Cleveland could soon have a third Intergenerational charter school and a new foreign language immersion school that aims to teach Mandarin and Spanish to English speakers.

Both proposed new charter schools were recommended to the Cleveland school board Tuesday night by Eric Gordon, the district’s Chief Executive Officer.

Please read more here.


Families in Cleveland, Ohio are working to develop  Global Ambassadors Language Academy, GALA.  GALA will be the first Mandarin Immersion school in the entire state of Ohio and the first one way immersion school in Northeast Ohio.  Very exciting news today in our newspaper:

GALA will be the first one-way Spanish immersion school in Northeast Ohio and the first Mandarin immersion school in the state of Ohio!  

GALA’s mission is to ensure each student achieves lifelong academic success, bilingualism, and appreciation for diversity, in an engaging and academically rigorous language immersion environment.

GALA will be a free, public, preK-8 foreign/one-way language immersion, charter school, located in Cleveland.  GALA, will offer both Mandarin Chinese and Spanish language immersion options.  GALA will open in August 2015 with kindergarten and add a grade each year until grade 8 – prekindergarten opening is still being determined. 
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