1. 5 More Ways for a Monolingual Parent to Help Your Child with Language Immersion

    Raising a child to be multilingual in a monolingual home is a unique challenge on top of all the challenges to simply raising a child. Choosing an immersion preschool is an excellent step in jumpstarting your child’s language learning but being able to reinforce the skills they learn at school in the home helps your child to grow the language pathways. Check out these five ways that you, as a mo…Read More

  2. The Shocking Difference Between Language Education In The USA And Europe

    We've all seen, heard, or maybe even experienced the stereotypical assumption that Americans are inexperienced travelers. Although many Americans travel to Europe, South America, Asia, and even Africa every year, there seems to be a running joke about how unprepared we are to do so. One thing that reinforces this stereotype is the fact that, unlike many other developed nations, learning to speak a…Read More

  3. 5 Unexpected Benefits of Being Bilingual

    As a language immersion preschool, we at Crossing Borders Preschool are well aware of the many benefits of being bilingual. As you may know by now, being bilingual can help you succeed academically, professionally, and personally. However, there are some benefits of being bilingual that you may not know: Improved mental focus Studies have shown that children who are bilingual score higher on probl…Read More

  4. 5 More Languages To Study For Professional Success

    In a previous blog post, we explained how attending a language immersion preschool can set your child up for success in life, both immediately in grade school as well as later on when they enter the job market. Thanks to the proliferation of digital technology, our world is rapidly-shrinking. Companies that only used to service one city or metropolitan area can now provide goods and services all o…Read More

  5. Why Immersion Works

    At Crossing Borders Preschool, we are a language immersion school. This means that we saturate our students in the target language through songs, play, individual and group interactions, and other age-appropriate activities. Our students learn foreign languages quicker because they are totally immersed. We know this not only from our personal experience, but from years of research into language im…Read More

  6. Parenting Tips For Raising A Bilingual Child

    If you're reading this blog, you're obviously interested in the way a bilingual preschool can benefit your child, both during their traditional school years and later on in their adult life. In previous posts, we've discussed why early childhood is the best time for language immersion, how it has been scientifically linked to improved linguistics, better cognition, and cultural enrichment, and how…Read More

  7. Benefits Of Learning a Foreign Language as a Child

    At Crossing Borders Preschool, as a language immersion school, we believe wholeheartedly in the importance of teaching young children a foreign language. We have seen firsthand the ways that students can benefit from learning a new language. Here are just some of the many benefits of teaching your child a foreign language: Improved linguistics Research shows that exposing children as young as thre…Read More

  8. What Are The Best Languages To Learn For Professional Success?

    In previous posts we've talked about benefits of learning a foreign language as a child, which range from better cognition to higher achievement levels in school. However, the benefits of being a bilingual child don’t just end with grades and diplomas. In fact, attending an immersion preschool actually sets your child up for success much later in life. There are many ways in which learning a sec…Read More