About Our Program 项目介绍

The program provides opportunities for students to learn grade level content from TK to 12th grade in two languages enabling them to reach the goal of high levels of proficiency in both Mandarin and English. Upon high school graduation, they are fully qualified to receive the Seal of Biliteracy recognition. We warmly welcome all interested families to join the rewarding program, giving our children an edge in college admissions and more career options in the future.

Students may enter the dual language program in TK, kinder or first grade. Students are taught the same curriculum as their peers in English-only classrooms and are expected to meet the same state standards. The Mandarin program follows a 80/20 model where students begin learning in Mandarin 80% of the time and English 20%. By the end of 5th grade they are learning all content in both languages half of the day.

Mandarin Two-Way Dual Immersion Program

TWDL @ Emanuele

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New Haven TWDL Master Plan

The mission of the New Haven Unified School District, a partnership of students, families, staff and our richly diverse community, is to develop and empower EVERY student to be a productive, responsible and successful global citizen by creating an exemplary, inclusive educational system characterized by a safe, caring learning environment and a challenging, comprehensive curriculum that ensures academic proficiency.


Goals and Guiding Principals

Program Goals 项目目标

Bilingualism and Biliteracy  培养双语使用和读写能力

Students develop high levels of oral language proficiency and academic literacy in two languages.

Academic Achievement  提高学术成绩

Students achieve academic excellence in all content areas in both languages.

Cross-cultural Competency  增强跨文化交际能力

Students develop positive self-esteem, inter-cultural understanding and an appreciation of diverse traditions and cultures in our society.


Guiding Principals in DLI Education 双语沉浸式教育指导原则

Strand 1 Assessment and Accountability   第一部分:评估和责任

Strand 2 Curriculum  第二部分 : 课程

Strand 3 Instruction  第三部分: 教学

Strand 4 Staff Quality and Professional Development  第四部分:师资和教师专业发展

Strand 5 Program Structure  第五部分:项目结构

Strand 6 Family and Community  第六部分:家庭和社区

Strand 7 Support and Resources  第七部分: 资源和互助

Elizabeth R. Howard, Julie Sugarman, Donna Christian Center for Applied Linguistics