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Mandarin Immersion Preschool

About

Mandarin Immersion

Mandarin, Chinese is the most spoken language on the planet, so learning it automatically creates an immediate connection between your child and 1/5 of the world’s population.

Mandarin is exceptional as it isn’t phonics-based and requires children to familiarize themselves with many characters - or logograms - in order to be able to read and write. Learning Mandarin characters takes practice and concentration, and studying the language helps to develop a child’s memorization skills.

There is also a scientific correlation between learning Mandarin and improved mathematical ability. Practicing character writing requires repeated counting, which boosts numeric thinking in young children.

At LIPP Schools, our Mandarin teachers are proficient in pronunciation, pitch and cultural nuance. Traditional calligraphy and Pinyin practice are actively incorporated into the curriculum.
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Why Mandarin?

  • Chinese is the most widely spoken language in the world, with 1 billion Mandarin speakers.
  • Studies have shown that Mandarin speakers use both sides of the brain.
  • Speaking Chinese opens the gateway to a deeper understanding of 5,000 years of Chinese history and culture.
  • Mandarin proficiency is appreciated by employers and is beneficial for conducting global business.
  • Mandarin is also spoken in Malaysia, Taiwan, Indonesia, Singapore, Brunei, Mongolia and the Philippines.

“The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential…these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.”
Confucius

Curriculum Activities

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FAQs

Is it worth putting kids in Mandarin Immersion Preschool?

Mandarin is spoken by roughly 1,3 billion people worldwide. It is widely used in business and in many countries worldwide. As such, it is a practical language which also requires years of practice.

What are the differences between Mandarin immersion and Mandarin immersion preschool?

LIPP Schools’ Spanish immersion program IS Mandarin immersion preschool. Classes are curriculum-based and teacher-led. Academics are imparted in the target language by native speakers. Your child will acquire all the skills of preschool, with the added bonus of doing so while mastering Mandarin.

What are the benefits of Mandarin immersion?

Mandarin immersion helps with executive function, greater attention span, development of both left and right brain skills, and increased neuroplasticity.

What are the advantages of Chinese language preschool for kids?

Mandarin is best learned at a young age, as the characters and pronunciation may seem complex. Children’s brains are highly receptive to new sounds and Chinese helps develop cognitive skills and may even enhance mathematics.

Can you learn Chinese through immersion?

Chinese is best learned through immersion. By diving into academics and instruction in the target language daily, fluency occurs more seamlessly.

What are the best mandarin language immersion programs?

LIPP Schools’ Mandarin immersion programs are premier private preschool offerings in Houston, Texas. Beginning at 3 months through 5 years, all Mandarin instruction is imparted by native speakers in the target language.

Our Locations

111 North Post Oak Lane Houston, TX 77024

2920 Virginia St. Houston, TX 77098

1210 N. Post Oak Rd. #150 Houston, TX 77055
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