The kindergarten teachers that teach Mandarin do not speak a word of English in class, so the students can be immersed in the program.
At their class, children can recite Chinese ancient poem to its tune, mention name of typical Chinese food, start their speech by quoting Chinese idiom, and even dance to the melody of Chinese pop songs.
"I like learning Chinese, for it is interesting. You can speak in Chinese Cameron Jordan Womens Jersey , and you can talk with Chinese people in their mother tongue," student Alice told Xinhua.
Why do American students start to learn Mandarin since so young?
"For it helps you find jobs (in the future), and even develop careers in China. Speaking in Chinese can bring you more employment opportunities. China is now so strong that more exchanges are on offer," explained Yang.
For the ongoing summer holiday, Castelar, the second oldest school in the Los Angeles Unified School District, joins hands with Loyola Marymount University (LMU) to offer a two-week StarTalk Camp for immersed Mandarin learning.