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Educating Students to be Their Best IN and FOR the World!
Mandarin Chinese
All kindergarten through third grade students at Roosevelt receive Mandarin Chinese Language and Culture enrichment classes for 30 minutes one day per week.
Why Mandarin Chinese?
  • The U.S. Government classifies Mandarin Chinese as a Category IV language - one of the most difficult languages for native English spears to learn.  It is best learned in elementary school.
  • Research suggests that the more difficult the language to learn, the greater the overall cognitive benefits.
  • Research shows that attaining fluency in a second language, particularly more difficult languages, makes learning a third or forth language much easier.
  • The most widely spoken languages in the world are:  Chinese: 2 billion + (Mandarin Chinese 1+ billion) and English 514 million.
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