a Chinese & Montessori Program
Class Hours for Monday – Friday
full-day: 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
half-day: 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Fall 2017: August 4th – December 22nd
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Full-day program schedule:
From 8:30 am to 12:30 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 12:30 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’s integration of Chinese immersion teaching methods with Montessori allows young learners cultivate an early consciousness of culture while working on developmentally appropriate skills and gaining knowledge of a new language.
Primary lessons at Maylan International Academy are presented through the use of Montessori materials and exercises designed to encourage our students’ development of independence, concentration, coordination, social skills, and language. By creating a purposeful and joyful learning environment, Maylan Primary students are creating an extraordinary foundation for a well-rounded and successful academic future.
Maylan’s Mandarin Chinese immersion program for this age group focuses on developing listening and speaking skills, with an emphasis on vocabulary related to daily life skills. Our goal for our Primary students is to learn how to communicate their needs and have natural, casual conversations in Chinese.
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.