Here at IMA, we believe that in order to learn a language, students have to use it in a meaningful, natural environment. We offer full immersion programs in Chinese and Japanese and we offer bilingual models in Chinese and Spanish.
With a full Immersion language model, classrooms will have a Mandarin or Japanese speaking Lead Montessori trained teacher and an assistant teacher that also instructs in that language
Within a bilingual language model, classrooms will have a Lead Montessori trained teacher who instructs in English. The classroom assistant with be either Spanish or Mandarin speaking and will instruct and interact with the students in this language at all times.