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How Language Immersion Programs In Schools Boost Cultural Awareness (Honolulu Civil Beat)

Mahalo to Honolulu Civil Beat & journalist Catherine Toth Fox for the opportunity to share the success of our Mandarin Immersion Program since its inception in 2017.

Fox writes, "There are a lot of benefits to being able to speak multiple languages, from brain development to increased cultural awareness. Dual-language immersion programs can also help minimize the achievement gap for non-native English speakers; these students can learn math and science, for example, in their native language instead of struggling within English-only curriculum."

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Maryknoll School was founded more than 90 years ago by the Maryknoll Sisters and is Hawaii’s largest coeducational Catholic school serving students from pre-kindergarten through grade 12. Maryknoll is at the forefront of innovation in education as the first school in Hawai‘i to offer Mandarin immersion during the school day. The school is committed to creating 21st-century learners, leaders, and global citizens of character.
1526 Alexander St.
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