A member pointed out this public elementary-middle school bilingual program next to the Chinatown in New York City. Of the few middle school programs that I had researched, Shuang-Wen’s graduating 8th graders in 2009 have the best colloquial skill I have heard so far. A few of the students spoke really well (mostly girls) and I wonder if some of them are actually youth immigrant themselves. One girl said that she was only there for 3 months; so, she probably doesn’t count. Given it is so close to Chinatown, there is a good chance that the majority of the students are second generation children or youth immigrants, which make it easier in terms of instruction.
Does anyone know the composition of the student body there?