We invite you to take ten minutes to take the first-ever national survey of Mandarin immersion families. Our goal is to help programs nationwide better understand what parents want out of these programs and how they’re doing.
The link is:
So before you head off to summer fun, take a moment to think about how the year in your Mandarin immersion school has gone.
The survey is being conducted by a Ph.D. language researcher and a long-time Mandarin immersion parent and writer. We are:
Jeongwoon Kim, a Ph.D., a postdoctoral fellow studying language acquisition at Kyunghee University, Korea. She earned her Ph.D. in Asian and Near Eastern Languages at Brigham Young University.
Elizabeth Weise, a parent of two children who’ve been in Mandarin immersion a total of 14 years now. She is the author of A Parent’s Guide to Mandarin Immersion and lives in San Francisco, California. She is also the creator of the
Mandarin Immersion Parents Council website at http://www.miparentscouncil.org.
Our goal is to gather information about why families choose Mandarin immersion and what their experiences are once their children are attending the program.
We’ll submit the resulting academic article to the Journal of the Chinese Language Teachers Association. Upon publication, we will also post a non-academic, parent-focused article in Weise’s blog.
There are just 35 questions. It takes between 5 – 10 minutes to complete.
We also ask that you please pass it along to other families you know who have students in Mandarin immersion, as well as families who have left Mandarin immersion programs. Ideally we’d like to have most of the programs in the country represented. If you’ve got a school or program list serve, please send it along!
Again, that link is: