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 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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Summer Travel Plans…? August 8th, 2016

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At Tessa International School, we make it our mission to prepare our students to be leaders of the 21st century and happy world citizens. During the summer months, traveling with your children can be a great way to introduce them to the diversity beyond our borders.   Traveling with your children can be a fun […]

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