On this Tell Me Something Good Tuesday, callers like Joyce started news she was starting a new job at Trident Tech today, while John is celebrates his 37th Wedding Anniversary and the next day, his birthday. Andrea's Mom had a clear biopsy and is cancer free as she and the congregation of the East Cooper Church that was burned by fire, met for the first time for worship Sunday! Plus, we learned about East Light Academy, a new innovative Chinese Immersion charter school planning to open for the 2018-2019 school year serving an immersion education program Pre-K to Grade 2. A full podcast of the show is below to click and listen!
East Light Academy is an innovative new Chinese Immersion charter school planning to open for the 2018-2019 school year, serving Pre-K to Grade 2 and adding a grade each year up to Grade 8. Click below for a link to everything parents need to know about charter schools, the advantages of immersion, and the schools on which East Light is modeled. The foundation of ELAC’s overall education program is a whole-school Chinese immersion one-way 75/25 model. This is based on the latest research on immersion education.
What are some advantages and benefits of an immersion education program?
-A child’s first language doesn’t suffer by participating in an immersion program.
-Language immersion is the best way to gain bilingual proficiency. Bilingual competency will be a vital skill for future generations to be successful in an increasingly competitive and globalized world.
-Bilingual students gain additional cognitive, academic, cultural, and social benefits beyond facility of a second language.
-As a second language simulates a different part of the brain, children in immersion bilingual programs generally do better academically, even in English language studies, than monolingual children.
-Bilingual children also demonstrate more mental flexibility and perform better on tasks requiring mental manipulation.
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