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freedom and control

Even though Mandarin immersion seemed intimidating at first, I now view it as a breath of fresh air. It is so exciting to dream of the possibilities that await these kids whose accent sounds like they’re from China, but they look like they’re from the Netherlands. I am so glad I didn’t let my fears or need for control turn me away from this incredible opportunity.

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questions immersion parents should be asking, part 5: how much immersion specific professional development do you offer?

We’d encourage immersion parents to ask how much of a teacher’s professional development is connected to specific strategies for increased success in language acquisition pedagogy? How many hours, days, or weeks is your child’s teacher and administrator spending in immersion specific training?