MIP Students In Action
The Mandarin Immersion Program (MIP) teaches more than just a language. Studies show that learning a language in early childhood literally changes a child's ability to learn other languages in the future. Meanwhile, students are learning about the Chinese culture, gearing up for studies abroad and so much more.
The two languages of the bilingual child are interdependent. They do not compete for limited space and resources. Bilingualism is good for children of all backgrounds.
– Dr. Amado Padilla, School of Educations, Stanford University
Below are just a few examples of what the students are working on at various grade levels.
Cleveland High School MIP Projects on YouTube: Watch how our students interview their teacher, discuss the topic of health and more
Happy Chinese New Year!
Chinese immersion students at Cleveland high school made dumplings to celebrate This presentation highlights students' fun-filled learning experience in class, including students choosing ingredients, creating their own recipes, chopping vegetables, wrapping dumplings, cooking dumplings in different ways (boiling or steaming), mixing dumping dips, and sharing and enjoying their own handmade dumplings with teachers and friends.
And our Woodstock Elementary Students (and Teachers) put on quite the performance. Every grade participated in the event which include multiple songs in Mandarin and traditional dances. There was even a short play performed by more than a dozen students. We also had two performances by our teachers including a traditional Chinese dance and an operatic ballad!
8th Grade China Research Residency: The China Research Residency is a district-sponsored academic trip for all MIP students who continue in the program through 8th grade. This voluntary trip is for students who demonstrate a commitment to an overseas travel experience through their academic performance and behavior, as determined by PPS staff.
Here is a video of some of the trip's highlights including a "Treasure Hunt" the students embark upon whereby they must interview locals (yes, in Chinese) to discover answers to their curriculum question: