Chinese Immersion Learning Center was founded in the fall of 2012. Director Juliet Lee has been teaching preschool age students since 2008. She has taught many classes in public schools, private schools, and also for business professionals. She has enjoyed working with those wonderful children so much, that she started the Chinese Immersion Preschool and Pre-K program in Minnetonka, to offer children a great opportunity to be bilingual at a very young age.
She has a keen understanding of child development, appropriate learning activities and pacing of the activities. She is able to connect with children to make learning fun. She is very thorough in planning and is able to adjust the learning plan to the children’s needs and interests.
Why start in Preschool?
The earlier a child is introduced to a second language, the greater the likelihood they will become truly proficient in it. It also helps children’s brain development. Children’s brains are naturally programmed to learn any language they are sufficiently exposed to perfectly and without accent. This ability declines with age, disappearing by high school.
Since China’s economic and political rise in recent years, standard Chinese has become an increasingly popular subject of study in the western world. Chinese is the fastest-growing language studied in the United States.
Our focus is on preparing your child for the next century, giving him or her the tools necessary to thrive in their future school years. We believe having fun is the best way to introduce a child to learning. Children learn best when they are nurtured and comfortable so they will take the necessary risks to grow and develop, become critical thinkers and life-long learners.
Being bilingual gives your child more opportunities! By knowing a second language and culture, they can also relate better to other people. By planting these seeds today, our children are more likely to become the productive, well-rounded future citizens, we are hoping they will turn out to be. With your support, now is the best time for your children to learn Mandarin Chinese. Your commitment now will truly give them an advantage later on.