a second language
Research shows that the earlier children are exposed to foreign languages the better. When children are exposed at an early age they are more likely to speak as a native speaker in the language. Children have an innate ability to acquire multiple languages. Children are curious, and able to imitate sounds perfectly. They are open-minded, and unlike adolescents, they are not self-conscious about making new sounds. They are not concerned about appearing silly while participating actively. This natural ability diminishes with age.
Studies have shown that children learn best at an early age when their minds are most receptive to aural learning and retention. Learning another language is one of the best ways to become part of the global community. The Global Child program emphasizes listening and speaking skills with culture integrated into the language.
Early second language studies shows that it:
- Leads to higher performance in other academic areas.
- Enhances problem solving skills.
- Heightens creativity.
- Sharpens understanding of native language and culture.
- Enables greater intellectual flexibility.
Global Child teaches children the same way they learn their mother tongue, through a series of games, songs, and skits. Children learn to communicate with short, simple sentences, and later more complex sentences. Reading and writing are introduced in our Theme curriculums for continuing students.