Parent & Tot

Why learn a second language young?

Just like children learn their first language, they are able to learn a second language naturally through immersion.  There is a time period linguists call a “window of opportunity” for learning languages in which children can learn through immersion with little or no translation needed.  Children who study a second language young also have many advantages!  Research shows such advantages include:

  •  Higher test scores
  • Greater confidence
  • A life-time of ease in learning languages
  • The ability to mimic accents
  • Cultural awareness
  • Higher reading scores
  • A greater understanding of one’s own language

How will students learn in this class?

Babies and young toddlers have a huge advantage over others to absorb multiple languages.   This class will seem like a “play group” to your child, but in reality will be the beginning of your child’s bilingual journey.  Through our weekly class routine, toddlers, parents/caregivers will learn fun commands, common phrases, actions, high frequency words and even understand simple stories in Spanish.  Each month kids will be exposed to a new useful and fun and age appropriate learning unit.  Teaching will be done through immersion, movement, stories, songs, snack time and simple art projects.  Even if your child is not speaking English yet, their brain has the ability to absorb multiple languages from birth – truly amazing!