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First Mandarin Immersion Program Comes to Reid Temple Christian Academy | Arts & Culture

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First Mandarin Immersion Program Comes to Reid Temple Christian Academy
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Glenn Dale, MD—Reid Temple Christian Academy will begin offering a partial day Mandarin Immersion program for the 2011-2012 academic school year debuting the first day of school, Monday, August 22, 2011 at Reid Temple Christian Academy 11400 Glenn Dale Blvd., Glenn Dale, MD 20769


Come follow Reid Temple Christian Academy as they embark on evolution of education through the addition of the county’s first partial day Mandarin Immersion program. Students from K – Grade 3 will have an opportunity to enroll in the Mandarin Immersion program and will be immersed in the language and culture. Four classes will be taught in 100% Mandarin instruction, Mathematics, Social Studies, Religion and Chinese Language and Culture.


As part of Reid Temple Christian Academy’s core values, it is our responsibility to teach our students global responsibility, expose and promote multicultural development, as well as seek to build a global community that can access resources without boundaries. This serves to bring us together as a whole people undivided and harmonious in our communications and opportunities.


Reid Temple Christian Academy has hired two native speaking, highly qualified Mandarin instructors who bring genuine respect and desire to the art of teaching. Our students are eagerly awaiting the opportunity, for some students are already working on their Chinese characters and flash cards. Students in upper grades and those opting not to enroll in the partial day Mandarin Immersion program will have the option of taking the language in the after school program which will also host a Mandarin class for Parents! 


Additionally, beginning this year, Reid Temple Christian Academy is building partnerships through the Global Embassy Mentorship (GEM) Program in an effort to outreach to the international community.  They have established relationships with seven embassies representing seven countries and working on relationships with enough embassies for every classroom.  The goal of this program is to provide our students with opportunities to develop into global citizens.  Once an embassy has agreed to mentor a class at The Academy, the class will become immersed in the study of that particular country for the entire school year.


Since 2005, The Academy has been preparing young men and women to succeed in higher education and to make their place in society.  Located on the campus of Reid Temple AME Church (32 acres) we are housed in a newly built, technology rich educational wing in Glenn Dale, Maryland.  We are committed to providing a holistic Christian education which ministers to the whole child, mind, body and spirit through the development of biblically-based values, promotion of intellectual curiosity, and reinforcement of cultural awareness and social responsibility. Reid Temple Christian Academy is rooted in rich core values of respect for one another, setting high standards through educational rigor, addressing diversity by loving one another as we love ourselves and establishing global responsibility by making positive contributions that build faith, family and community.

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