Learn English, French & Spanish through animated stories, role-play games, songs and activity books.
For many years the educational field has been firmly cemented in believing that different individuals have different learning styles. These are termed visual, aural and kinaesthetic. Recently this myth has been debunked. Despite 93% of the public and 76% of educators still believing that learning styles exist, it has now been demonstrated that they don’t. (more…)
When we think of bilingualism and multilingualism we are likely to think of the advantages being confined to the languages alone. A bilingual individual can access more learning, experience more, and interact more deeply. However, what we don’t tend to consider is how a bilingual or multilingual child is advantaged in terms of their ability to think flexibly and what this means.
Yet research is showing us that the very youngest children, as young as toddlers and pre-schoolers, are achieving greater cognitive control, and with it flexibility of thought, as a result of their bilingualism. These children are able to both understand and adapt to new environments and situations with greater ease than their monolingual counterparts. (more…)
Once upon a time, in the not too distant past, parents and educators feared bilingualism in children. There was the myth that children would be confused, do less well academically, and even have mental health problems as a direct result of speaking multiple languages. This was despite an experiment in 1962 which actually showed that bilingual children performed better academically.
Since then, research has gone much further, conducted by linguists, psychologists, neurologists and neuroscientists. What they have uncovered is that there are a plethora of advantages bestowed upon the bilingual child.
The complete immersion learning method is the only truly effective language learning method. Learning to think and experience the world automatically, without conscious thought, is the gift given by complete immersion and gives children the tools to ultimately become fluent. We look at why the complete immersion method is so central, and how you can embark on this.
Pick up that toy cup of tea to be shared with teddy, make music with your voice as you become a character from a child’s favourite story, and you can be forgiven for thinking you’re doing nothing but having fun. Yet in these actions – story-telling and role-play games– you’re accessing immensely powerful learning tools. Through this type of ‘play’ we unlock the door to a lifelong love of learning, but also an ability to learn.
Since the days of the caveman, stories have been a human’s most powerful communication tool. It’s actually essential when it comes to teaching children. Really, story-telling is incredibly hard-wired in to our make-up. (more…)
What if you could embrace the core elements of a complete immersion method of language learning? What if you could do this without being multilingual yourself? What if you could teach young children a second language whilst also supporting a much broader approach to their development, beyond language alone? Well, you can.