Mandarin Immersion

Mandarin Immersion

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Teacher Helping Students in Mandarin Immersion Classroom
  • Redwood City School Disrict's (RCSD) Mandarin Immersion program brings together Mandarin- and English-speaking students and families for the opportunity of a promising future of being bilingual, biliterate, and academically enriched.

    In an ever-expanding global economy, our nation will need its future leaders to be both biliterate and have an understanding of multiple cultures. What if your child could learn how to build relationships across cultures as they speak, listen to others in their native language, and learn better verbal and non-verbal cues while increasing their cognitive abilities? Our Mandarin Immersion program not only provides a rigorous and innovative educational curriculum, but also prepares our students to be future 21st century leaders and the opportunity to learn one of the world’s most prevalent spoken languages.

    • RCSD's Mandarin Immersion program is housed at John Gill Elementary School.

    • Did you know that Mandarin is the most spoken language in the world?  There are 1.1 billion speakers followed by 983 million English speakers.

    • At John Gill, we offer an unique Mandarin Immersion program from kinder - 5th grade. We focus on proficiency in English and Mandarin, achievement of core academic competencies across both languages and a heightened geographical, cultural, and civic understanding of the world through a global lens. The goal is to have the next generation to be confident young adults who can move comfortably and adaptive between languages and cultures.

    RCSD's Mandarin Immersion Program attracts and welcomes families from throughout the Peninsula, the Coast, the South Bay, and the East Bay. Call our school office to schedule a tour.

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