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South Carolina Mandarin immersion charter going strong

June 19, 2022


Fox Carolina By Brookley Cromer

Published: Mar. 22, 2022 at 4:25 PM PDT

GREENVILLE, S.C. (FOX Carolina) – Is your child interested in learning a second language? A Greenville charter school is offering something that’s rare in South Carolina and enrollment is open for next year.

Speaking a second language is second nature for students at East Link Academy, a Chinese-immersion public charter school for elementary and middle school students.

“I feel like if my son learns a language like Mandarin, which is really hard and difficult to learn, he can learn any language after that,” parent Jeanne Boughner said.

Students in K-4 through 8th grade learn Mandarin through body language, visuals, and facial expressions.

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