language immersion private schoolDual Language Immersion

All students - no matter their native language - stand to benefit from dual language immersion education.

In dual language immersion, native Spanish or Mandarin speakers and native English speakers maintain and develop their first language while acquiring native-like communication and literacy skills in a second language.

language immersion private schoolAt Pine Street School, students have two teachers in the classroom, each working in English or Spanish/Mandarin in small groups, all day long. Academic content is taught and assessed in two languages over an extended period of time.

About 50% of a student's day is in the target language, however, due to small group teaching and individualized learning plans, the rate of language learning is higher than a standard language immersion program.

Due to the brain friendly, research based language teaching practices, children quickly begin to understand, learn new skills and take risks with language.

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SPANISH EDUCATOR PROFILE

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Lydia holds an M.A. in Elementary and Special Education from DePaul University and a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Virginia. Lydia grew up in Nicaragua speaking Spanish and English at home and school.

MANDARIN EDUCATOR PROFILE


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Rosa has worked at the Chinese Cultural Studies Program for Children at Columbia University as their admissions and operations lead and for 4 years as a parent volunteer on the admissions team at The Spence School.