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Maryknoll School Begins Chinese Language Immersion Program

Maryknoll School

  If you grew up in Hawaii you are probably aware of privately taught Japanese language classes offered throughout the state, after school and on weekends.

But Maryknoll School here on Oahu took the bold step of beginning a  Chinese language immersion program.

This Chinese new year it announced it was expanding it from Kindergarten up through 6th grade. We listened in on a kindergarten class where Mandarin lessons were the focus and English was checked at the door.

Catherine Cruz is the host of The Conversation. Originally from Guam, she spent more than 30 years at KITV, covering beats from government to education. Contact her at ccruz@hawaiipublicradio.org.
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