Language learning is exciting. It opens a portal to a whole new world. For young children, who are our greatest learners, language learning exposes them to so much more than language itself. It opens their minds to excelled growth, literacy, numeracy, cultural understanding and a love of learning.
We are passionate about the benefits of learning a second language in the early years. This is the fundamental principle of the Adventures of Yopane. With dedication, refinement and academic understanding, this programme has been developed to ignite language learning passion and boost a child’s learning success.
The DELF Prim is an official certificate awarded by the French Ministry of Education to certify the proficiency in French as a Foreign Language of children ages 7 to 11.
Specially drafted for children, the DELF Prim is composed of individual certificates and is divided into three levels: DELF Prim A1.1, DELF Prim A1 and DELF Prim A2, corresponding to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
It assesses the four language skills:
- Listening comprehension
- Reading comprehension
- Speaking skills
- Writing skills
Learn English, French & Spanish through animated stories, role-play games, songs and activity books.
Life is a series of problems to be solved. We don’t mean this in a doom and gloom way, rather that our daily lives are a series of multiple small challenges which we automatically solve using our refined problem solving skills.
In fact, our ability to problem solve is so automatic that we don’t even think about it. Just today you’ve likely made a myriad of problem-solving decisions from what to wear, how to prepare for a meeting, to how to cajole your pre-schooler in to eating their five-a-day.
But here’s the thing: children don’t yet possess these same problem-solving abilities. They aren’t inbuilt. They have to be learned. This is particularly true for pre-schoolers. (more…)
Very young children are said to be like sponges. They absorb information and learning from the world around them with seemingly unrivalled ability. It follows, therefore, that they will be able to reach fluency in a second language much more easily than older children, and certainly adults.
In fact, there’s a definite window in childhood when it is considerably easier to acquire a second language, certainly with fluency. Researchers disagree how long that window remains open, but some say it reaches its peak by around 6 or 7 years old. After this point it is understood to be much harder to learn a second language, and considerably harder to gain fluency in it.
Why is this so?