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New Mandarin Immersion Program at Broadway Elementary School

Broadway Elementary School in Venice launches an English-Mandarin Chinese dual-language immersion program

Broadway Elementary School in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) has announced that it is launching an English-Mandarin Chinese dual-language immersion program starting in September 2010. Broadway Elementary School, located in Venice, serves 257 kindergarten-sixth grade students. It is the second dual English-Mandarin program to be offered in the LAUSD, and the only one on the west side.   

The UCLA Confucius Institute, in partnership with the Department of Asian Language and Cultures, began a Mandarin program at Broadway Elementary last fall for all students in grades K-6.  Those students received 30 minutes of Mandarin, four times a week.  Based on the success of this program, LAUSD Superintendent Cortines gave the school the go-ahead to start an Immersion Program.  This is a very exciting development for our community and a unique opportunity for our children.  Broadway is located on Lincoln Blvd. in Venice, and is accepting students from all over the region.

Please tell your friends about the program and encourage them to contact the school for more information:

Broadway Elementary School
1015 Lincoln Blvd. Venice, CA 90291  
Phone: (310)392-4944 Fax: (310)314-7349
Susan Wang, Principal  Email: swang1@lausd.net
www.lausd.net/Broadway_EL/Welcome.html

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