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Does your school teach art, music etc in Chinese?

August 24, 2021

A Ph.D. student named Ji Ma in Language and Literacy at Georgia State University is doing a research project on how it works and is looking for teachers to interview. If your school does, perhaps you might want to forward this along to your teachers?

Here’s to more research into how Mandarin immersion works best, to benefit all our kids!


Here’s what she sent:

Currently, I would like to explore Chinese teachers’ experience in teaching subjects (science, math, and specials) in Dual Language Immersion programs, especially specials such as music, P.E., and art.

My research questions include:

1. what motivated the design of the curriculum? (teaching specials in the target language).

2. What are the teachers’ backgrounds in teaching content areas and specials? Do they get enough support and necessary training? Or do people (leadership level) make them design their own curriculum?

3. What are the teachers’ experiences in teaching the subjects?

4. What are the students’ and parents’ feedback on these subjects? 

The purpose of the study is to help and support Chinese teachers who teach content areas and specials by collecting teachers’ feedback and experiences. If anyone would like to share their experiences, please feel free to email me at
Thank you!

马 骥 / Ji Ma (She/Her/Hers)
Ph.D. Student in Language and Literacy program

Department of Middle and Secondary Education (MSE) 

College of Education and Human Development

Georgia State University

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  1. January 18, 2022 8:33 pm

    I agree that you should know the teacher’s background before making any decisions. I need to get a teacher who can help out with my son’s french immersion. I’ll have to hire someone with experience in the area.

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