At Crossing Borders Preschool, we have come across our fair share of skeptical parents. Sure, we can teach their children some foreign language vocabulary, but there is no way they will become multilingual, right? Wrong! It is completely possible for children to become highly fluent in multiple languages at once. This is true even if you do not speak the foreign language yourself! There are so many benefits for children who learn multiple languages, it is worth the effort to do what you can to help your children become multilingual. So how do you accomplish this?
You could have guessed it, but the first step to helping your child acquire a foreign language is to enroll them in a language immersion preschool. Because children are taught multiple subjects in a foreign language and don’t just take a separate class for the language, they acquire conversational skills and pick up on vocabulary faster than their peers who just have occasional lessons on the foreign language. Immersion is absolutely the most effective way to learn a language, and with our language immersion preschool, your child will have the best advantage of becoming fluent in a second language.
Being multilingual may sound like an insurmountable task, so how could a preschooler do it? Actually, a preschooler is in a better position than their parent to become fluent in multiple languages! This is because at a young age, your child’s brain is still developing. If you learn a foreign language while your brain is still forming neural pathways associated with language, it is easier to learn and retain that language. A language immersion preschool not only uses the best strategy for language learning, it also exposes them to a new language early while their brain is still developing. If you want your child to be multilingual, it is best to expose them to foreign languages early with a language immersion preschool.
Out of Classroom Opportunities
By enrolling your child in our preschool in Pearland, you can rest assured that you are taking an important step towards helping your child become bilingual. However, language acquisition doesn’t stop when they leave our preschool for the day. There are ways that you as a parent can supplement your child’s language learning. You can seek tips from your child’s teacher for games, exercises, and other activities you can do with your child to reinforce what they are learning at school. Additionally, you could invest in books and board games that are in the second language your child is learning. The internet is a vast resource of language acquisition, and you could find a variety of age-appropriate materials through a simple search.
After your child leaves our language immersion preschool for kindergarten, they will have a solid foundation in the language, and they may be fluent. You may wonder how long it is going to take your child to acquire a new language. While fluency varies from person to person, in general, it will take a child two years to develop proficiency in the language at hand. Therefore, enrolling your child in our language immersion now is wise if you hope that they will be fluent by the time they reach elementary school. However, after preschool, it is important that your child maintain their study of the language so that they continue to be at an age-appropriate level in the language.
At Crossing Borders Preschool, we are dedicated to providing a language immersion environment that affords your child the best opportunity to acquire multiple languages. When you are ready to enroll your child in our language immersion preschool, contact us.