Benefits of Dual Language Immersion

Academic Performance in School: Improved Test Scores

Research shows that immersion students perform as well as or better than their non-immersion peers on standardized tests of English and mathematics, even when these assessments are delivered in English.

Enhanced Cognitive Skills

Immersion students develop greater cognitive flexibility, demonstrating increased attention control, better memory, and superior problem solving skills, as well as an enhanced understanding of their first language.

Bilingual and Biliterate: Second Language Skills

Students achieve high proficiency in the Mandarin Chinese language. Bilingual students display greater facility in learning additional languages when compared with monolinguals.

Increased Cultural Sensitivity

Immersion students are much more aware of and show a more positive attitude towards different cultures and an appreciation of people who have different cultural perspectives and practices.

Long-Term Benefits

Immersion students are better prepared for the global community and job markets where world language skills provide them with an economic advantage.