Mandarin Institute STARTALK Elementary Mandarin Immersion Program

The Mandarin Institute, formerly CAIS Institute, offered a free 8 week Mandarin Immersion Summer Camp 2010 with the STARTALK grant for San Francisco Unified School District students. Over 144 children entering SFUSD’s K-4 Mandarin Immersion program participated!

From our StarTalk site evaluation:

“The program meets a critical need in the local community. The program is designed to attract students from a diverse background and almost all students qualify for free and reduced lunch.”

“Language, culture and content are integrated throughout the curriculum. Chinese is used 100% of the time by the teachers and the majority of students remained in Chinese throughout the day.”

“The administrative team is dedicated and goes above and beyond expectations to create a collaborative environment where teachers and students can grow and learn. They have a strong mission to work with students from diverse backgrounds.”