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Dual-Language Elementary Students Performed as Well as AP High Schoolers in Mandarin, Study Says

A new Stanford University study reports some surprising results: fourth and fifth graders  at a Palo Alto school performed on par with high school students in Mandarin.

The elementary students attend Palo Alto’s Ohlone Elementary dual-language immersion program, which means they are taught all subjects for at least half the day in Mandarin. The high school students were 4th and 5th level Advanced Placement Mandarin students.