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HWIS Director Elizabeth Willaum discusses immersion with DNAinfo

HWIS Director Elizabeth Willaum

From DNAinfo: Elizabeth Willaum, the director of HudsonWay Immersion School, doesn’t speak too much English with the school’s 60 or so students, some of whom are as young as 2 years old. Instead, she spends a lot of time watching and listening as teachers give instructions in Mandarin. And even though she sees it happen every day, she said she’s…

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K-5 students showcase experiments at annual Science Fair

Mandarin Science Fair

HudsonWay Immersion School K-5 students presented exciting science experiments to faculty, family and fellow students this week. In preparation, students planned their own experiments while following the scientific method. Students then put together creative presentations and explained their conclusions in both English and Mandarin/Spanish. Student presentations explored a wide range of topics including electricity, magnets, windmills, salt…

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