中文双语(MDL)课程将来自不同语言背景的学生聚集在一起学习,系统性地同时以两种语言提供教学。学生用两种语言同时培养阅读、写作、听力和口语能力,成为双语、双文学、双文化并致力于提高每个年级的学术成就。双语教学为学生提供了在学习语言最佳的年龄一个学习另一种语言的机会。

MDL课程适合所有的学生, 幼儿有能力更快地获得过近乎母语的语言技能。在年轻时学习语言会增加认知发展,从而获得更深层次的学习。

加入该课程的学生将在他们的一生中获得令人难以置信的好处。了解两种语言可以在大学语言课程和就业机会中取得更大的成功。此外,语言技能将有助于打开其他国家、文化和人民的大门。

The Mandarin Dual Language (MDL) Program brings students together from different language backgrounds to learn while instruction is systematically delivered in two languages. Students read, write, listen and speak in both languages becoming bilingual, biliterate, bicultural while working towards grade level academic achievement. Dual language offers a chance for students to add another language while at the optimal age for language learning.

The MDL Program is ideal for any student. Young children have the ability to gain language faster with near native like language skills. And learning a language at a young age increases cognitive development, which allows for deeper levels of learning.

Students who join the program will see incredible benefits throughout their life. Knowing two languages allows for greater success in university language classes and employment opportunities. Additionally, language skills open the door to other countries, cultures, and people.

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