Chinese Immersion Resources
Mango Languages Foreign Language Program
You can access the Mango Languages foreign language program--for free--through the Montgomery County Public Library system. There are 22 foreign languages offered, including Mandarin Chinese. Go to the Montgomery County Public Library web page and sign up with your library card for free remote access.
World Language Collection
The Montgomery County Public Libray system has a Chinese collection of children's and adult materials and publications.
MCPL World Language Collection
Online Chinese Tools
These websites assist with translating and learning Chinese.
This Yahoo Group is a moderated listserv for Potomac Elementary School and College Gardens Elementary School parents. You will need a Yahoo account to sign up for CIPNet at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CIPNet/. Leave a note for the moderator.
Chinese Culture and Language Organizations and Programs in North America
These sites provide information about programs, schools and organizations in the United States and Canada that promote and teach about Chinese language and culture.
Language Immersion Coalition
Language Immersion Coalition of Montgomery County, MD represents parents, students, educators, alumni, and community supporters of our public school language immersion programs, which begin in kindergarten. The Language Immersion Coalition works to sustain, enhance, and expand elementary school language immersion education in Montgomery County, Maryland public schools. Montgomery County Public Schools introduced the U.S.'s first full-day French language immersion program in 1974, and has been a leader in elementary school language immersion ever since. Elementary and middle school programs are available in the school district for Spanish, French, and Chinese language in both full and partial day formats, and advance level classes are available in high schools. The demand for language immersion in Montgomery County, Maryland far outstrips the available spaces in our immersion programs. Please join us in our work to improve and expand language immersion offerings in the Montgomery County Public Schools.
Group home page: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LanguageImmersionCoalition
Benefits of Bilingual Learning
Bilingual Boosts Brain Power (from NPR)