About Little Tiger
What is Little Tiger?
Little Tiger is Chinese immersion school located in Austin, Texas. Our students range from Pre-K2 through 5th Grade.
As an immersion school — as opposed to a dual language school — our students are exposed to the Chinese language in a way that fosters native-like language acquisition.
As a result, our students develop exceptional communication skills in both Chinese and English, while also exploring a full range of subject areas including math, science, social studies, language arts, visual arts, music, and physical education.
Who is Little Tiger?
Little Tiger consists of 100+ beloved students, 20+ committed teachers and administrators, and a highly engaged parent community.
We are fortunate and proud that our school attracts a diverse group of families for whom education is a key priority. Though a small community, we count more than 14 different native languages among our families. We believe that such a multicultural environment is a benefit to our students, who learn to appreciate and value one another’s uniqueness from an early age.
What beliefs and goals guide Little Tiger?
Our teachers strive to create a fun, creative, and engaging environment in which children can flourish. In addition to supporting each child’s academic and linguistic growth, we aim to cultivate essential qualities such as creativity, independence, confidence, tolerance, and respect.
We believe deeply in the benefits of learning a foreign language from an early age. An abundance of research demonstrates that learning a second (or third) language has a substantial impact on a child’s cognitive development. Children have a natural ability to absorb language that no adult could hope to match, and our teachers are highly experienced in guiding children through the language acquisition process.
We also believe that exposure to foreign language and cultural practices is particularly valuable to our students, who learn from an early age to be open-minded, adaptable, and inclusive. Such preparation is vital in a world where educational, professional, and social opportunities are increasingly intercultural.
Little Tiger Chinese Immersion School grew out of our work at Chinese with Meggie Language School. After ten years of building a wonderful community of Chinese language learners, we launched Little Tiger in 2015. Little Tiger now encompasses Pre-K2 through 5th Grade. Our community includes 20+ wonderful teachers and roughly 110 students.