When will my child be able to speak Chinese at home?

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Please reference the proficiency targets document, which summarizes the targeted proficiency levels in listening, speaking, reading and writing in each grade level. In the Kindergarten year, students will very much survive on memorized phrases and parroting the teacher. In grades 1, 2 and 3, they will begin to create their own simple sentences on specific topics and engage in simple conversations. In the final two years, students will become more confident in expressing themselves unprompted, more complexly in new, creative manners over many topics. Realistically, students in elementary immersion will not achieve advanced language skills, however they will still be highly functionable on a wide variety of topics.