Immersion education offers distinct advantages compared to other forms of bilingual education. What sets immersion language education apart in terms of effectiveness is its alignment with the natural language acquisition process. Immersive settings provide authentic language environments.
At YingHua International School, we go beyond language proficiency by nurturing cultural competence. Through an integrated approach, students explore language and culture together. They engage with authentic cultural materials, interact with native speakers, celebrate cultural events, and even have opportunities to travel. Our immersive experiences encourage open-mindedness and respect for diverse cultures, preparing students for success in a globalized world. We believe that language is not just a communication tool but a gateway to understanding the rich tapestry of our interconnected world.
Immersion education enhances problem-solving skills, boosts memory, encourages creativity, and improves multitasking. It cultivates strong analytical and executive functioning, leading to better academic performance.
Large-scale longitudinal studies suggest that long-term academic achievement is improved in the context of dual language immersion (e.g., Kim, Curby & Winsler, 2014; Winsler, et al., 2008; Collier & Thomas, 2004; 2017).
Our average class size at YingHua International School is 10. Our student to teacher ratio is 4:1. Our small class sizes and student to teacher ratios afford learners increased individual attention, more speaking opportunities, enhanced interactions with teachers and other students, and more immediate feedback.
At YingHua International School, our youngest learners are fully immersed in Chinese language through kindergarten. With 100% of school instruction in Chinese, students are better equipped to develop initial literacy and a more complete understanding and fluency of the language.
Our inquiry-based program grants students the chance not only to actively use the language but also to comprehend its meanings. Learn more about student inquiry through the International Baccalaureate program.
Learning content through a target language encourages the integration of language skills (reading, writing, speaking, listening) in a holistic manner, reflecting how we use language in the real world. This approach promotes contextual understanding, deepening comprehension, and retention of subject matter while simultaneously facilitating language acquisition. Moreover, it equips students with valuable multilingual competence, preparing them for enhanced academic and professional success.
At YingHua International School, we hold the belief that every child possesses the innate potential to master an additional language, a skill that can significantly broaden their horizons and opportunities.