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First Charleston SC Mandarin immersion school opens

September 12, 2018

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This fall at East Light Academy, a Mandarin language immersion school, teachers in pre-kindergarten through first grade will speak only Mandarin to their students for most of the day.

“It’s like dropping somebody in the water, and they have to do something to survive,” said Principal Przemyslaw Murczkiewicz.

While Mandarin Chinese is the most commonly spoken language on earth, Mandarin language programs are a rarity in South Carolina: East Light Academy is the first public school of its kind in the Charleston area. The school opened Monday serving about 150 students in a converted medical supply warehouse off Clements Ferry Road in Berkeley County.

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