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Mandarin Chinese Dual Language Immersion
Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools
Friends of MDL!
Since 2002, Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools (CHCCS) stands out as one of the first public school districts in the United States to host a Mandarin Dual Language program, a pioneer in the move to meet the future of language learning and international relations in the United States in this continually growing global market (and shrinking world!). For more information on the Mandarin Chinese Dual Language Immersion program (commonly referred to as MDL) in CHCCS, please see CHCCS's FAQs page.
Mandarin Chinese Dual Language Immersion is open to all students residing in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools district. Rising kindergartners enter the program by lottery and are automatically eligible for reentering in subsequent consecutive years. First-graders may enter on a first-come first-served basis. Second through fifth graders can join the program, per availability, by passing a placement test. Graduates of the MDL program, or those who demonstrate language proficiency, may continue Mandarin studies as an elective at the middle and high school levels.
This is not an official CHCCS website but one offered by the friends of this wonderful program in this exceptional school district.