Feb 22, 2014
Taylor and Mandarin
So proud of Taylor! She is an excellent student and always does her best. Thankfully she enjoys school, especially her English class. Dr. Brown assigns challenging work for her to keep her motivated and learning. During Tcap testing she came home exhausted and realized she had been speaking Mandarin all day, not just 3 hours. Her Mandarin teacher expects the students to only use Mandarin. One time Taylor needed help and had to learn how to ask the question! I let the teacher know to expect Taylor and she finally was able to ask for help with a few minor corrections. I hope this experience at GVA really is worth it in the long run. We give up some amenities to go there, but the language would be impossible to learn otherwise at such a young age. It is that important.