Language Classroom Models

Multilingual Language Model • Language Immersion Classroom Model



In Montessori, language is very important.

Maria Montessori began her story in Italy, so it was in the Italian language. Through the years, the program has become a multilingual delivery system.

Here at IMA, we believe that in order to learn a language, students have to use it in a meaningful, natural environment.


Student Writing in Chinese
Teacher in Elementary Chinese Immersion Classroom

 

We offer full immersion programs in Chinese and Spanish and bilingual classroom models in Chinese and Spanish

In a full immersion classroom, the lead teacher and the assistant are both speaking in the language of that classroom. 

In a bilingual classroom model, the lead teacher instructing and engaging with the children in English, and the assistant teacher brings in the language immersion element. 

Bilingual Classroom Language Model