Keystone in the Media
The bilingual immersion education model originated in Canada in the 20th century. It has been proven as the most effective bilingual education model after many years of research and practice of highly-regarded physiologists, linguists, educators and teachers. Why has it been so successful? Is there an ideal age to acquire a foreign language? Does studying two languages simultaneously negatively affect a student’s learning outcomes? What measures should be taken to ensure that a bilingual immersion education is successful? Ms. Mary Jew, former president of the National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE) and the California Association for Asian Pacific Educators (CAAPE), and current Head of Primary School for Keystone Academy, sat down with beijingkids to share the experiences and insights she has received in her 25 years of working in bilingual education.