3 Games You Can Play at Home to Help Teach Your Child a New Language December 4th, 2017

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Support your child’s academic language learning with fun games at home! Little ones respond best to homework when it is made into a game. Playing language games with your child is not just a great way to help them retain and build on their language learning, it is also an opportunity for you to learn […]

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Spanish Language Learning: Bilingual Programs Build Connections November 28th, 2017

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Dual language programs, starting as early as PreSchool, introduce bilingualism and diversity into the classroom, exposing youngsters to different languages, cultures and experiences. Children’s brains are like sponges and they soak up other languages more quickly when they begin learning at young ages. This ability decreases with time. This is due to early brain development […]

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French Language Learning: 5 Reasons Your Child Should Study French November 20th, 2017

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Why encourage your child to learn French? So they can order pommes de terre at La Bouche Cafe with a perfect accent? Well, yes. But that’s not the only reason. There are more benefits to learning French than showcasing your language skills in a fancy restaurant. French is a versatile language with wide-ranging benefits. Below […]

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Extraordinary Benefits of Mandarin Language Learning for Children November 13th, 2017

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Mandarin Chinese is the most widely spoken native language in the world, with 960 million people using it as their first language. Despite China’s many regions, language groups, and dialects, Mandarin has been the lingua franca of China and Taiwan for more than 500 years. As China has grown in recent decades to become a […]

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Building A Foundation with The International Baccalaureate October 30th, 2017

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As our world continues to globalize, today’s students need exposure to international cultures and ideas. Those students who are fortunate enough to have access to an International Baccalaureate program receive not only an excellent education but also a solid foundation for the future. For nearly fifty years, International Baccalaureate (IB) has offered programs for preschool […]

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How the Imagination Helps Children Learn October 30th, 2017

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It’s not uncommon to see a young child step into the world of make believe. Relying solely on their imagination, children host tea parties and pretend to be Jedi knights. They turn boxes into castles and playgrounds into entire worlds of their own creation. The act of pretending — of stepping into a character and […]

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Learning A New Language Through Music: Why Is Music So Powerful? October 23rd, 2017

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Whether you are trying to improve your young child’s English language proficiency or develop their skills in a second language, you cannot go wrong by using music. Preschool children’s brains are sponges. They learn very quickly. But they are too young to sit and take notes, nor will they conjugate verbs for homework. They will, […]

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How Does Language Learning Affect Brain Development in Children? September 25th, 2017

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Raising a child who is bilingual may seem like a daunting task. Maybe you learned a second language as an adult and you remember how difficult it was for you, or maybe you aren’t sure if a child is capable of picking up the intricacies of two separate languages. You may not realize that a […]

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Why Teaching Your Child a New Language Will Not Harm their English Skills September 4th, 2017

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All parents want their children to thrive. Unfortunately, sometimes myths, rather than actual research, can lead our decisions as parents. A common piece of parenting folklore states that we might harm our children’s English language skills if we introduce the child to a new language during toddlerhood. This is simply not true. Busting A Myth […]

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The Career Benefits of Multilingual Education August 15th, 2017

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There is no greater gift you can give to your child’s future career than a multilingual education. The business world is an international one, and the most successful companies have locations across the globe. Companies are always on the lookout for bilingual new hires and one of the most common complaints of young professionals is […]

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5 Benefits of Childhood Bilingualism August 7th, 2017

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Benjamin Lee Wharf, a Yale linguist, was the first person to explore the possibility that bilingualism shapes the way we act and think. Although parts of his famous language theory, the “Sapir–Whorf hypothesis,”, remain hotly debated, many recent studies have supported his theory that bilingualism does have a distinct effect, particularly early in life. Many […]

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What is immersion education? November 18th, 2016

Immersion education is a system in which all academic subjects are taught in a target language such as French, Spanish, or Mandarin. It’s best if it’s started when children are young as they are more able to pick up subtle nuances of language. The classrooms are efficient learning environments where classroom procedures and transitions move […]

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The benefits of an immersion education. November 14th, 2016

What is immersion education? Immersion education is a system in which all academic subjects are taught in a target language such as French, Spanish, or Mandarin. It’s best if it’s started when children are young as they are more able to pick up subtle nuances of language. The classrooms are efficient learning environments where classroom […]

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