Tips on Marketing your Chinese Program
At the moment, over 1.2 billion people around the world speak Chinese. This makes it one of the most used languages around the world. If you are looking for a dual language program to take part in, then Chinese should be one of your considerations. In the US, 2.9 million people are speaking Chinese in their homes. This might seem like a small number, but it represents a shift in the way people communicate. For example, the majority of US dual language students have Spanish as their second language of instruction after English, but that dynamic is now changing. This is mostly because of the realization that Chinese will be useful for everyone to learn going forward. If you are thinking about starting a dual language program with Chinese as the target language, here is some helpful advice;
Give future generations the gift of being bilingual. To do this, utilize the below 5 tips on how to draw attention to your dual language program, and attract those who can get the most out of your program.
1.Emphasize on the importance of it all.
We all know that Chinese is one of the most popular languages in the world, but you have to push that narrative hard. Show parents of potential students the numbers of Chinese speakers around, and put an emphasis on the number of US residents taking an interest. Of course, all languages are important to learn, but especially for Chinese ELLs, a Chinese DL program can be life changing.
2.Focus on the Global Perspective
Your program needs to have a global focus. For example, if you are looking to loop potential students in, talk about the potential of China in the global market. Talk about the role of Chinese speaking technocrats toward making a possible change in the murky waters of international economy. Learning Chinese will allow your children to have scholarship opportunities for college and potential job opportunities down the road.
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