Level based daily Chinese & Spanish instruction K-8 Grade

  • All students in kindergarten through eighth grade receive daily instruction in two world languages, Spanish and Chinese.

  • Children learn the world languages based on the thematic units which connect other subjects such as science, math, social studies, arts, music, physical education and health.

  • Children are taught based on their cognitive readiness through their interests and authentic materials.

  • Vocabulary in these languages is gained from using videos, songs, poems, and movement as well as manipulative based. Skits, projects and presentations are also incorporated to enhance students’ oral proficiency in the target language.

  • Children at the same grade are offered 3 different level classes to better accommodate each child’s need.

Level based grouping in every grade.

Children at the same grade are offered 3 different level classes to better accommodate each child’s need.

  • Classes are offered based on students’ oral proficiency level (OPI). Children from first to fifth grade are taking the world languages based on their prior knowledge and levels.

  • Students in middle school receive instruction in two world languages daily (Spanish and Chinese) with the option of taking Turkish as their third world language.

  • Students who have not received any world language instruction or their OPI is Novice Low will place in Level I language class.

  • Students who have taken Spanish or Chinese and their OPI is Novice Mid will place in Level II language class. Students’ OPI is at least Novice High will place in Level III language class.

Continuous collaboration with sister school in China

In 2013, YSCP has initiated a sister school relationship with the Affiliated School of Dalian University of Technology in Dalian, China. Since then, the students have been exchanging emails, chatting and Skyping to sharpen their foreign language skills.

And in January, 2015 YSCP welcomed eleven students and two teachers from our sister school. Chinese students get to experience a week in the life of an American school, and the Young Scholars students get to interact with peers from their sister school. Our guests lived with host families, where they got a taste of community life.

Exchange students from China at YSCP

Why Learn Languages?

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  • How does language learning affect attitudes and beliefs about language learning and about other cultures?

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