The Chinese Immersion Program At The MLK, Jr. School Is Off To A Great Start

mlk_chinese_immersion.jpgThe Chinese Immersion program includes children from a wide variety of backgrounds. In addition to long-time Cambridge residents, families from Belarus, China, Eritrea, Korea, Guatemala, and Europe have moved to our great city and are taking advantage of this unique opportunity to learn two languages and be immersed in at least two cultures. 

On September 12th, children in the Immersion Program had their first Chinese cultural experience when they ate moon cakes to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival. In addition, they listened to a famous story about an old man, an archer, Lady Chang-e, and the rabbit on the moon. The children learned to write Chinese characters relating to the moon, then connected this activity to shapes and colors thereby complementing the math and social studies curriculum. Throughout the year, children will be learning Mandarin in the workshop model which will be coupled with multidisciplinary thematic units to connect learning with real-life experiences.

Thanks to the continued support of the Cambridge Public Schools, the Cambridge community at large, and the wonderful school-wide parent community, the King School is proud to be offering this wonderful program preparing our children to become 21st-century global citizens.

For more information on Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Chinese Immersion program, please contact Program Coordinator Vivian Tam.To learn more about Two-Way Immersion programs in our district, please click here.

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