Chinese Immersion Program

  • Click HERE for the Chinese Immersion Parent Meeting Powerpoint February 2019

    Elementary Level

    Chinese Immersion Program Madison Elementary hosts the Chinese Immersion program for students in grades K-5.

    • Grades K-5: Students are taught math, science, social studies, language arts and health in Chinese, based on the Minnesota State Standards.
    • Grades 3-5: Students receive formal English instruction. Many students exceed non-immersion students in their English language arts skills by the end of 5th grade.
    • Research has consistently shown that immersion students do as well or better than comparable non-immersion students on measures of verbal and mathematical skills.

    Madison Elementary
    2805 N. Ninth St., St. Cloud MN, 56303
    320-370-6330

    madison@isd742.org

    Chinese Immersion Brochure

  • Middle Level

    North Junior High hosts the Chinese Immersion program for students in grades 6-8.

    • Grade 6: Students take Chinese Immersion Language Arts and Chinese Immersion Social Studies.
    • Grades 7-8: Students take Chinese Immersion Language Arts and Chinese Immersion Social Studies.
    • Grade 8: Students have the opportunity to participate in the Chinese Immersion Capstone Trip, a two-week trip in March that immerses students in the target language they have learned for nearly a decade.
      • This trip is offered in partnership with the Confucius Institute at St. Cloud State University and is partially funded by the Confucius Institute.

    North Junior High School
    1212 N. 29th Ave., St. Cloud MN, 56303
    320-370-7000

    north@isd742.org

  • High School

    The Chinese Immersion Program continues at the High School level with Chinese Immersion Language Arts.

    • Grade 9: Chinese 9 is a pre-AP Chinese course. Students continue to work on their proficiency levels with the goal of preparing students for AP Chinese AND passing the HSK Level 5. Students who gain a high level of Chinese proficiency have scholarship opportunities to study in China.
      • Students have the opportunity to participate in the Chinese Immersion Capstone Trip, a two-week trip in March that immerses students in the target language they have learned for a decade.
      • This trip is offered in partnership with the Confucius Institute at St. Cloud State University and is partially funded by the Confucius Institute.
    • Grade 10: Chinese 10 is a combination of the AP Chinese content and HSK content. Students have the option of taking the Chinese AP Language & Literature course, as well as take the HSK 3, 4 or 5 exam
    • Grade 11: PSEO with Winona State University. Students will take Chinese 301 and Chinese 302, third year college courses, that focus on the four domains of language learning: listening, reading, writing and speaking.
    • Grade 12: PSEO with St. Cloud State University. Students take an upper level Chinese course that focuses on Chinese language and culture.

    Apollo High School
    1000 N. 44th Ave., St. Cloud MN, 56303
    320-370-8650

    apollo@isd742.org