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Chinese Immersion Program - Elementary Level

Program Description

Language immersion is an educational approach in which students are taught the curriculum content through the medium of a second language. In this way, immersion students not only learn the content, but also gain knowledge of the language in which it is taught.

Would your child like to be able to…

  • Read in a second language?
  • Speak to others in a second language?
  • Solve math problems in a second language?
  • Learn a second language while learning the MCPS curriculum?

College Gardens

Immersion Type

Partial

The main difference between an immersion setting and a foreign language class is the approach to second language learning. In an immersion program, language is a method for teaching the content rather than the subject of instruction.

Partial immersion programs are based on this principle with a portion of the curriculum taught in the second language. The main difference between an immersion setting and a foreign language class is the approach to second language learning. In an immersion program, language is a method for teaching the content rather than the subject of instruction.

Admission

Lottery (More about admissions)

Admission to the Foreign Language Immersion Programs is limited.

Selection for the programs is based on a lottery system for students in kindergarten and Grade 1 if requests exceed available program capacity. Admission for all other grades is determined by lottery, available space and language proficiency.

Multiple birth siblings requesting the same program will be treated as a single request.

College Gardens Elementary School’s Chinese Partial Immersion Program serves students from all high school clusters through a lottery transfer process.

All students wishing to participate in the program must complete an Immersion Interest Form 

Region

Countywide (More about regions)

Transportation

Central Location Stops (limited geographic area) (More about transportation)

 

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Potomac

Immersion Type

Partial

The main difference between an immersion setting and a foreign language class is the approach to second language learning. In an immersion program, language is a method for teaching the content rather than the subject of instruction.

Partial immersion programs are based on this principle with a portion of the curriculum taught in the second language. The main difference between an immersion setting and a foreign language class is the approach to second language learning. In an immersion program, language is a method for teaching the content rather than the subject of instruction.


Admission

Local School; Lottery (More about admissions)

Admission to the Foreign Language Immersion Programs is limited.

Selection for the programs is based on a lottery system for students in kindergarten and Grade 1 if requests exceed available program capacity. Admission for all other grades is determined by lottery, available space and language proficiency. 

Multiple birth siblings requesting the same program will be treated as a single request. 

Potomac Elementary School’s Chinese Partial Immersion Program is available to transfer students by lottery only for seats not filled by Potomac Elementary School students.

All students wishing to participate in the program must complete an Immersion Interest Form 


Region

Local School, then Countywide (More about regions)

Potomac Elementary School’s Chinese Partial Immersion Program is available to transfer students by lottery only for seats not filled by Potomac Elementary School students.


Transportation

Local School Neighborhood Stops (More about transportation)

 

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