Chinese Immersion

Chinese Immersion Program

Chinese Immersion Program

Greenville Schools recognizes the importance of being bi-lingual and the value of starting language learning at an early age.  We are pleased to offer a proficiency based language immersion program to all interested students starting in kindergarten.  Program points of pride include:

  • proficiency based instruction from native speaking teachers
  • regular assessment and data review in all content areas to ensure adequate progress
  • standardized test scores that meet or exceed those of non-immersion students
  • immersion summer day camp 
  • cultural celebrations including Moon Festival and Chinese New Year
  • immersion student leader development opportunities
  • extra curricular groups and clubs 
  • field trips for students and families
  • an immersion programming coordinator dedicated to supporting immersion teachers and families

Chinese at Walnut

Students in our elementary program are taught by Eastern/Western teacher teams.  Our Eastern teachers are native speakers who teach Chinese language and culture along with math.  Our Western teachers focus on reading and writing instruction in English.  The language of instruction for science and social students varies depending on topic and grade level. 

Chinese at GMS

2018-2019 is our first year of immersion at the middle school level.  Students will continue their math and language instruction with a native speaking teacher who will place a strong focus on reading and writing.  Students will expand their knowledge of Chinese culture and begin looking at careers that will allow them to use their language skills.  Students will be able to continue studying Chinese throughout their middle and high school careers.

Application Files

PDF DocumentChinese Immersion Application  2018-2019 school year

School of Choice Forms

PDF Document2018-2019 Schools of Choice Form In-District
PDF Document2018-2019 Schools of Choice Form


Related Links

External LinkACTFL Can Do Statements - Information and links to ACTFL proficiency standards.

External LinkParent Resources - Links to resources for parents from the Chinese Early Language and Immersion Society.

External LinkUtah Dual Immersion - Article about Utah immersion students preparing for the AP language tests. 

Hollie Stephenson

Gifted and Talented Coordinator
Immersion Coordinator


Contact Hollie Stephenson, Immersion Programming Coordinator.  225-1000 ext. 8723