CIP (Chinese Immersion Program)
Welcome to the Chinese Immersion Program at Galileo Academy.
To provide equal access to all educational programs and ensure success for all students.
When the Chinese Immersion students graduate from Galileo, they will: >be proficient in both Chinese and English >have the ability to understand and appreciate Chinese culture >acquire communication skills in both languages >master Social Science subject areas in Cantonese >meet all high school graduation requirements
Both Chinese and English are used to access the core curriculum. Specific instructional strategies are used to ensure development of English language proficiency and similar instructional support is provided to English proficient students for the acquisition of Chinese.
DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAM COURSES
1. Chinese Language Arts: To develop students’ reading, writing and speaking proficiency in Mandarin; have further understanding of Chinese culture, and appreciate Chinese literature, art and music.
2. Modern World: To teach students major turning points that shaped the modern world. Students are instructed to use Cantonese to do project-based activities to support their mastery of the concepts and use the Internet to do research on Chinese websites.