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Savanna, GA Mandarin immersion program launched

August 11, 2020

By Ann Meyer ameyer@savannahnow.com

Sep 14, 2019

In Miss Xuechen Liu’s kindergarten classroom at Haven Elementary in Savannah, the children practice their numbers in Chinese by singing a song.

They introduce themselves to one another with the help of a fuzzy lion puppet. In first grade, they count by twos in Chinese and recite the numbers to 100. They’re also exposed to math lessons using an abacus.

“Chinese is the language of the 21st Century,” said Mark Linsky, program coordinator and specialist for world languages in Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools. “Worldwide, if you do the math, Mandarin Chinese is actually the world’s most spoken language,” he said.

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