Why expose your child to a second language?

We are passionate about teaching Spanish to children and strongly believe in the benefits of being bilingual. The following information are research based facts that support the importance of exposing young children to a second language:

A baby’s brain is like a computer waiting to be programmed. With billions of neurological connections possible, experts suggest that a baby’s pliable brain offers certain advantages for learning a second, or even a third language.


The widest window of opportunity for language development exists between the ages of 0-60 months when language and cognitive skills are beginning to develop.
The widest window of language enhancement is between the ages of 5-10 years. Introducing children to multiple languages at an early age actually enhances their facility with their first languageFrom birth to about age eight children learn other languages without prejudices or inhibitions.Until early adolescence, the brain retains its plasticity, therefore allowing young children to absorb and retain languages.The opportunity to be bilingual is one of the greatest gifts you can give to your child

How and when should my child learn a second language?

 

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