Becoming fluent in a second (or third) language opens doors throughout one’s life. MS 131 offers a dual language program in English and Mandarin. Students in this program take all their core subjects, but rotate the language of instruction between Mandarin and English. By graduation, the goal is for students to be fluent in both languages, while also learning the important and fascinating subject matter in the core curriculum. Vast research shows that students in dual language programs not only learn a second language, but also stay on pace in their native language as well. This program is designed for students who were in dual language programs in elementary school, but is open to anyone interested in a rich experience and graduating 8th grade knowing both English and Mandarin.