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, culture, and math. Our Western teachers focus on reading and writing instruction in English. The language of instruction for science and social students varies depending on the topic and grade level.
Chinese at GMS
Students will continue their language instruction with a native-speaking teacher who strongly focuses on reading and writing through language-intensive blocks and Mandarin culture, history, and media classes based on essential social studies standards. Students will expand their knowledge of Chinese culture and begin looking at careers allowing them to use their language skills. Students can continue studying Chinese throughout their middle and high school careers.
Chinese at GHS
2023-2024 is our third year of immersion at the high school level and is a dual-enrollment opportunity due to a partnership with Western Michigan University.
Greenville Public Schools is proud to partner with Michigan State University's Chinese Teacher Certification Program (CTCP) to provide Mandarin teachers for three of our immersion classrooms this year. These teachers are working towards a master's degree in education and a Michigan teaching certificate. They are supported by experienced MSU field instructors and GPS instructional coaches, and mentors to provide high-quality teaching and learning in our immersion classrooms.
We are also pleased to announce a partnership with Western Michigan University to allow students to earn college credit in Mandarin starting in 9th grade. Students who complete this program can earn up to 28 college credits at no cost during high school and graduate with a college minor in Mandarin.
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Questions: Please contact the Chinese Immersion Coordinator at 616.754.3688 or email us HERE.