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Cleveland’s Global Ambassadors Language Academy offers the only Mandarin immersion program in Ohio

October 5, 2021

Language Immersion Elementary School Fostering Young Global Ambassadors

By Taylor Bruck Cleveland

March 16, 2021

CLEVELAND — Some native English-speaking children in northeast Ohio have the unique experience of attending school where all their work is in another language, and they absolutely love it. 

What You Need To Know

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in the United States, only about twenty percent of Americans are fluent in two or more languages
The Global Ambassadors Language Academy (GALA) in Cleveland is working to increase that percentage
GALA is started in 2016 and is currently a K-6 school but will expand with each graduating class until they become a K-8th grade school
GALA is currently enrolling students, you can learn more at

“On my mom’s side, there is my grandma and grandfather that do know Spanish and I want to continue learning so I can speak Spanish better,” said 7-year-old Ilana Little, who attends the Global Ambassadors Language Academy.

The school, also known as GALA, is the only Mandarin immersion school in Ohio, and the first dual language immersion school in northeast Ohio.

Please read more here.

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