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俄州第一所雙語學校八月開學

 

(本報訊) GALA (Global Ambassadors Language Academy) 位於13442 Lorain Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44111,是俄亥俄州東北部的第一外語學校,將在今年8月開學,這是俄州第一所提供普通話和西班牙語雙語敎學的學校。GALA提供8年(K-8)免學費課程並公開招收學生,學生可來自來克利夫蘭周邊,學生並不需要有普通話或任何先語言能力均可以報名入學。
   GALA雙語公立學校融合雙語敎學敎育模式, 從小培養孩子的語言能力,這種敎育模式已在美國和其他國家取得了成功。 GALA雙語學校將以雙語敎學對學生在讀、聽和寫作等方面做綜合傳授,並有核心科目敎學,數學、語言藝術、科學、社會硏究,主要敎學在目標語言(普通話或西班牙語),目前對K-2年級學生,國語傳授佔70%,英語傳授30%,各個年級比例分配不同。
    作爲一所國際學校,在GALA就讀的學生,同樣也將獲得通過GALA的學術框架和課程國際化的敎育,學生畢業將獲得國際文憑(IB)小學項目(PYP),GALA與美國俄亥俄州的公立學習標準相一致。 GALA目標明確,他們將迅速與全球化的國際敎育接軌。(詳細內容請見下期)

 
 
 

History is being made this fall, as Cleveland’s new international language immersion K-8 school opens this August!

GALA (Global Ambassadors Language Academy) is Northeast Ohio’s first foreign language immersion school – providing both Mandarin and Spanish immersion options – and the first Mandarin immersion school in the entire state of Ohio.
   GALA is tuition-free and public, will enroll students from within and around Cleveland, and students do not need to have any prior language skills in Mandarin or Spanish to enroll. GALA is located on Cleveland’s west side at 13442 Lorain Avenue and is currently enrolling kindergarten and first grade students for the 2016-2017 school year. Interested families are invited to GALA's upcoming?open?house on Wednesday May 18th at 5:00 p.m.?to learn more about attending the 2016 - 2017 school year, tour the school, and meet members of GALA’s staff.?To attend, RSVP at: https://GALAOpenHouseMay18.eventbrite.com
    GALA’s innovative education model —one that blends dual language immersion (English, with Mandarin or Spanish) with the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP) framework, is an education model that has been successful across the U.S. and outside the country, and has not yet been available to students and parents in Northeast Ohio – until now.
   At GALA, students gain dual proficiency in reading, writing, listening, and speaking by the end of third grade, through GALA’s foreign language immersion model. GALA provides instruction in all core subjects (Math, Language Arts, Science, Social Studies) primarily in the Target Language (Mandarin or Spanish) for 70% of the school day, and 30% of the day in English for grades K-2; 60% and 40% for grades 3-5; and 50% and 50% for grades 6-8.
   Students at GALA will also receive an international education through GALA’s academic framework and curriculum, aligned to Ohio’s New Learning Standards within the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP), which addresses the social, physical, emotional, cultural and academic development necessary to succeed in a rapidly globalizing world.
   According to Rogers, “Immersion students outperform their non-immersion peers on standardized tests by the fourth grade.” As a student, “you’re constantly comparing, learning, relating, translating in your head, whether you know it or not. Never underestimate the first seven years of a child’s life. They’re little geniuses running around.”
   GALA was founded by Meran Rogers, a native Clevelander and former employee of Global Cleveland - Director of Community Affairs. For Rogers, language learning has been a lifelong project. As a child of immigrant parents, her mother from Poland and father from Taiwan, her first language was a blend of four languages: Taiwanese, Mandarin, Polish, and broken English. It was not until the second grade that Rogers learned to read and write; eventually losing all of her language ability except for English. Later, after graduating from Case Western Reserve University, Meran became a third grade teacher at an English immersion school in Taiwan. Rogers wondered, ‘Why don’t we have this in Cleveland? Her experience growing up in Cleveland and as an immersion teacher in Taiwan is what has been the driving force for her to establish GALA for her own children and families in Cleveland.
Learn more about GALA at:
www.gala-prek8.org.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 

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