Immersion Spanish School
It’s important to understand the distinction between an immersion Spanish school, where children are taught through immersion versus a public school experience consisting primarily of memorization and translation.
In public school, the foreign language learning experience does not begin until 7th grade, in most cases. The ideal time to learn a new language is when nerve pathways are still forming in the brain. From the first class through the Regents exam at the end of the 9th grade, the student is taught how to pass a state test. Few students are afforded the opportunity to master pronunciation or fully comprehend the proper use of all the past and future participles in regular, everyday dialogue. Without practicing real language/conversation regularly, many students are unable to retain what they learn in this environment.
An immersion learning classroom offers the student the opportunity to listen to Spanish and speak Spanish throughout the day and during many different activities. Taking an immersion class at a young age submerses the child in the language while the synapses in the brain are forming. Engaging in a foreign language while playing games reduces the stress of having to focus on pronunciation and integrates the second language into the normal course of classroom and outdoor activities.
Mastering a romantic language at a young age can also prepare the student for other classes, i.e. many scientific terms originate from Latin terms.
If you’d like to give your child the bilingual edge, why not sign up today for a free demonstration? Start your child on the road to faster language learning in a Spanish immersion school environment designed for toddlers and elementary school age children.