Second languages are taught to children at this age in the same way they learn their first language – through immersion.  One of the functions of the classroom Assistants is to interact with the children using a second language.  Brilliant Star has adopted Mandarin as its second language.  Mandarin is the most widely used language in the world, spoken by more that one-fourth of the planet’s peoples. It is recognized as a language of increasing importance in the coming decades.

(While we use the phrase “second language”, we also recognize that many of the children at Brilliant Star already speak two languages.)

Second Languages



Monday-Friday 8:00am-3:00pm




PO Box 502198

Saipan, MP  96950

Tel: 670.323.7827 (STAR)

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