The Dual Language Model

We aim to ensure that all students develop high levels of proficiency in their first and second language. It is our goal that students will perform at or above grade level in both languages and that students demonstrate positive cross-cultural attitudes and behaviors.

All students receive the instructional program as detailed below:


Kindergarten

Mandarin Instruction:

  • Chinese Language Development
  • Math
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Social Emotional Learning

English Instruction:

  • English Language Development
  • Social Emotional Learning

1st Grade

Mandarin Instruction:

  • Chinese Language Development
  • Math
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Social Emotional Learning

English Instruction:

  • English Language Development
  • Social Emotional Learning

2nd Grade

1st Semester

Mandarin Instruction:

  • Chinese Language Arts
  • Math
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Social Emotional Learning

English Instruction:

  • English Language Development
  • Social Emotional Learning

2nd Semester

Mandarin Instruction

  • Chinese Language Arts
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Social Emotional Learning

English Instruction

  • English Language Development
  • Math
  • Social Emotional Learning

3rd Grade

Mandarin Instruction:

  • Chinese Language Arts
  • Math
  • Social Studies
  • Social Emotional Learning

English Instruction:

  • English Literacy
  • Science
  • Social Emotional Learning

4th Grade

Mandarin Instruction:

  • Chinese Language Arts
  • Math
  • Social Studies
  • Social Emotional Learning

English Instruction:

  • English Literacy
  • Science
  • Social Emotional Learning

5th Grade

Mandarin Instruction:

  • Chinese Language Arts
  • Math
  • Social Studies
  • Social Emotional Learning

English Instruction:

  • English Literacy
  • Science
  • Social Emotional Learning

Our Guiding Principles

  1. Assessment and Accountability
    以定期评估作衡量
  2. Research Based Curriculum
    采用被学术研究认许的课程
  3. Best Practices Instruction
    灵活套用最有效的教学方法
  4. High Quality Staff and PD
    保持高质数的教师
  5. Effective Program Structure
    设立最合适的运作
  6. Committed Parents and Community
    与热情投入的家长及社区保持紧密合作
  7. Strong Support and Resources
    争取充足的资源和援助

We are the only school that offers Mandarin-English academic learning opportunities to each and every student school-wide in the greater Seattle Area.

Content knowledge is the goal; Language is the tool. Students learn languages through content enriched integrative curricula:

  • Aligned with standards and assessment
  • Meaningful and academically challenging and integrates higher order thinking
  • thematically integrated
  • Aligned with the vision and goals of bilingualism, biliteracy, and multiculturalism, and includes language and literature across the curriculum
  • Reflects and values students’ cultures
  • Horizontally and vertically aligned
  • Incorporates a variety of materials
  • Integrates technology
  • Reading and writing instruction commence from day one.
  • Teachers speak in target language exclusively during instructional time.

景美同仁立志为使每一位毕业生能成为双语,双文的二十一世纪的国际人而努力。

景美是大西雅图地区唯一的让在校内每一个学生都可以在中英双语同时发展的公立学校。

  • 用评估和课程规范为设计标准
  • 与学生的背景相连,并提供有挑战性的学术难度和高阶层思考机会
  • 融合主题教学
  • 与双语双文和多元文化发展的视野和目标同步进行,并使语文和文学溶合于各科课程中
  • 能反映每个学生的文化背景和家庭价值
  • 有平衡的与垂直的连贯
  • 采用多种多样教学材料
  • 活用科技
  • 从上学第一天开始读写的学习。
  • 老师们只用一种教学语言跟学生交流。

At Jing Mei, an instructional day consists of 325 minutes (200 minutes on Wednesdays), including specialists* but not including lunch and recesses, equaling 1500 minutes per week. Taking out Specialists, total classroom time is 285 minute per day (200 minutes on Wednesdays), equaling 1340 minutes per week. All students receive the instructional program as detailed below:

Grade Model Mandarin Minutes per week English Language Development Minutes per week
K 90/10

1220

Chinese Literacy, Math, Science, Social Studies,

Social Emotional Learning

120

English Language Development, Social Emotional Learning

1st 90/10

1220

Chinese Literacy, Math, Science, Social Studies,

Social Emotional Learning

120

English Language Development,   Social Emotional Learning

2nd 70/30

1220[Sept-Jan] / 740[Feb-Jun]

Chinese Literacy, Math, Science**, Social Studies,

Social Emotional Learning

120[Sept-Jan] / 480[Feb-Jun]

English Language Development, Math,

Social Emotional Learning

   
3rd*** 50/50

670

Chinese Literacy, Math, Social Studies,

Social Emotional Learning

670

English Literacy, Science,   Social Emotional Learning

4th 50/50

670

Chinese Literacy, Math, Social Studies,

Social Emotional Learning

670

English Literacy, Science, Social Emotional Learning

5th 50/50

670

Chinese Literacy, Math, Social Studies,

Social Emotional Learning

670

English Literacy, Science, Social Emotional Learning

*Specialists provided in English – Library, PE, Art, Music (which brings the Mandarin/English percentage closer to 85/15 at K and 1).

**In 2nd grade, Science is taught in Mandarin during the first half of the school year. For the second half of the school year Science instruction switches to English.

***In 3rd-5th grade, minutes of instruction in each language will vary slightly throughout the year due to our Thematic Unit and Project-Based approach to instruction.

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