A Chinese & Montessori program
Class Hours for Monday – Friday
all-day: 7:30 am – 6:00 pm
school-day: 8:15 am – 3:00 pm
half-day: 8:15 am – 12:00 pm
School-day program schedule:
From 8:15 am to 12:00 pm, all teachers in the classroom speak only Mandarin Chinese with students. Read-aloud time, cultural materials, and songs are all in Chinese. Children are required/encouraged to speak Chinese with each other during this time.
From 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm, one Chinese teacher stays in the classroom, and is joined by an English-speaking teacher, who will use the Montessori approach. The Chinese teacher will work with children to help “translate” knowledge learned between English and Chinese (e.g., counting or arithmetic).
We believe the combination of two literacy system (Mandarin Chinese & Montessori) will provide our students with a balanced and comprehensive pre-school education, in the meantime achieve fluent spoken language skill that an immersion program offers. Our students will be well-prepared for elementary school when they move up.
Maylan International Academy’s Pre-Primary Chinese & Montessori Program focuses on natural learning through exploration and Chinese language immersion.
At this age, your child’s instinctive focus is on movement, language, and the development of their senses. With the aid of Montessori materials designed to tap into childrens’ innate desire to be sensory explorers, our teachers focus on the natural interests of each child, providing a dynamic and encouraging environment for our students to work on developmentally appropriate skills.
Our Pre-Primary Program is a full Mandarin Chinese Immersion environment. As children’s language skills are developing rapidly at this age, our teachers read, sing, and talk to the children in Chinese. This allows our students to quickly pick up the sounds and natural accent of Mandarin. With continued daily exposure to Chinese, they soon make associations between these sounds and what they represent, and begin to understand the meanings of short words and phrases.
We strongly encourage all prospective students and their families to visit Maylan: take a classroom tour, meet our staff, get your questions answered, and find out if Maylan is the right fit for your child. Schedule Your Visit Today.