Language at Play
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12 months to 2 years old
At this level, our purpose is to get kids comfortable with the very concept of a second language.
We accomplish that by playing with them in Spanish.
3 to 5 years old
At this level, our purpose is to show kids that language is like a puzzle, where every piece has its place. Using a story helps the kids to understand that there is always something new to learn.
K to 1st grade
At this level, our purpose is to go deeper into the idea of language–as–a–puzzle.
Kids start to have a notion of the cumulative nature of time, so we take advantage of this by incorporating more complex storylines that develop over several classes.
2nd to 3rd grade
This level is more challenging because children are developmentally expected to produce their own sentences and phrases using elements of grammar (of their own and/or a foreign language).
4th to 5th grade
At this level, kids are very comfortable with the language and they produce their own sentences and phrases. Even when kids are exposed to a second language beginning at this stage, there is a battery of concepts and developmental skills that they already possess, which are valid in their own language as well as in a new one: we take advantage of that.
Culture and language
Which came first, language or culture? What is the difference between the two?
Finding good program
Good programs come in different sizes and shapes and what it is good for one family, isn’t for another.
These are some of the teaching techniques and approaches I use in my PrekSpanish classes.
The latest studies about the relationship between the brain and bilingualism.