Question: What if students struggle with Chinese?
Answer: Young children are remarkably adaptive, with the cognitive flexibility to pick up a second language quickly. By immersing the child in the language, the child is quick to make sense of what is—to most—a completely foreign language. While in their Chinese language classes, teachers will speak only Chinese, and students will come to respond in kind. Our teachers undergo rigorous training to ensure they implement best practices in immersion education and have the skills necessary to ensure students' success. We offer small-group instruction. It is reasonable, however, to expect a period of frustration on the student's part as they spend a large percentage of their day immersed in a language with which they are not familiar. However, experience has shown that students quickly adapt and begin using the language comfortably in classroom and social situations.