William Land Chinese Immersion Program
The Chinese Immersion Program at William Land Elementary School offers an enriching and interactive learning environment. Students in this program will receive instruction in English and Mandarin and will have equal access to the academic core curriculum.
Goals of the program:
- Students will achieve bilingual proficiency in both English and Mandarin.
- Students will attain high levels of academic achievement in both languages.
- Students will become cross-cultural ambassadors for our school, community, and society.
Beginning in kindergarten and first grade, instruction is provided using the 80/20 model, meaning 80 percent Mandarin and 20 percent English. In second grade, it is 70 percent Mandarin and 30 percent English. In third grade, it is 60 percent Mandarin and 40 percent English. In fourth, fifth, and sixth grades, it is 50 percent Mandarin and 50 percent English.