By the time they graduate from high school, students in Bob Tsai’s Chinese dual immersion class will be a few credits shy of a minor in the foreign language.

His students, who are currently eighth graders, are the first set of Chinese dual language immersion students in Provo City School District. When they enter high school in the fall, they’ll have the opportunity to take the Advanced Placement test for the language and start accumulating college credits.

“We are really excited to have them move on,” said Jamie Leite, the instructional coach for dual language immersion in Provo City School District and the director of the state’s Portuguese dual language immersion program. “This group of children and parents are incredibly committed to Chinese dual language immersion.”

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