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Chinese Language Day - April 20

April 20 is Chinese Language Day.  The US has recognized this day since 2010 when UNESCO (part of the United Nations) recognized Chinese as one of the six official languages of the United Nations.
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HWIS Launches New Middles School Track

HudsonWay Immersion School announced today it is launching a new Middle School track designed to provide motivated incoming 6th grade students with limited prior exposure to Mandarin or Spanish the opportunity to develop biliteracy by 8th grade.  Called the “Accelerated Learning Track,” the new program will also maximize learning in all content areas through tailored and flexible small groups.
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“The Separation Process: How is it done in an immersion environment? A perspective from Patti Summers – HWIS' early childhood director on the NY campus

A primary concern of parents dropping off their toddler, as young as age 2, in an immersion environment is that the child has all the normal separation anxiety being placed in the care of someone who is not their relative, in addition to being with someone speaking a language foreign to him/her. So, what can we expect and how we can make this easier for all involved?
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