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Chinese Immersion Summer Camp & Dr. Alan Cheung

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Join us as we talk to former Montgomery County School Board member Dr. Alan Cheung.  Dr. Cheung was initially a pharmacist, taught medical school students in this subject, and then moved into the political arena with his position on the Board. It was in large part due to Dr. Cheung that Potomac Elementary School became the first public school in the country to offer Chinese Immersion.  My own son graduated from this program, fluent in Chinese!!  Dr. Cheung has recently turned to community work.  He has written for a grant to fund a Chinese Immersion Summer Camp featuring a STEM curriculum.  How ingenious!  The program was first funded last summer, and was successful in its funding request this time as well.  Through careful budgeting (and Dr Cheung giving up his own salary) the program will be able to be funded through the school year, in an after-school program!  I met the teachers and students from the summer camp, and they were all most impressive.  Only 3 wks of summer camp and already the kids were spouting Chinese.

Listen as we interview Dr. Cheung and find out some of the fascinating details to his programs.