Why a foreign language in preschool?

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Studies suggest that at a cognitive and academic level, children learning an additional foreign language in preschool are more creative, better at solving complex problems and usually score higher on standardised tests. Once children know a second language, it is easier for them to understand further languages structures, which is why experts say that every new language learnt is easier than the one before.
If it’s true that everything we need to know we learn in kindergarten, then that is the time to start teaching world languages and cultures is surely in preschool. The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages recommends beginning language instruction as early as possible in school.

Researchers have found that the optimal age to acquire a language is before adolescence. Children are natural language “sponges” and learn easily through repetition and play-not analysis. Evidence shows that early exposure to foreign languages helps develop nearnative pronunciation, raises test scores in all areas, helps children to develop a global view and cultural understanding, and allows for a longer sequence of study and higher levels of language proficiency.

Bonjour! is a French curriculum carefully developed by experts in the field of early childhood education.

Young children have powerful imagination. They love stories, plays, songs…

And the best way to teach should always match the way they learn. Bonjour adopts a theatrical and play based teaching methodology which is highly active and sensorial. It’s fun, creative,crazy, silly, and rewarding.

The instruction is mainly hands-on and toddlers get to touch, move, dance, doodle, make music, and employ all of their senses.

TOP TEN BENEFITS OF EARLY LANGUAGE LEARNING

  • Early language learners have the ability to develop native-like pronunciation.Brain research indicates that children are at an optimal age for language learning.
  • Early language learners have the ability to develop native-like pronunciation.
  • Elementary foreign language study offers the opportunity to support, re- teach and reinforce content across the curriculum

  • Early language learning leads to denser brain development and higher cognitive ability
  • Children who receive instruction in two languages typically score higher on standardized tests.
  • Universities prefer or require students to demonstrate proficiency in a second and third language
  • Languages help children develop cultural understanding to live in a multilingual society.

  • Elementary language programs allow for long sequences of foreign language study, resulting in higher SAT, ACT, and AP scores.
  • The United States has a critical national security need for proficient, bilingual speakers.
  • Bilingualism offers career opportunities to individuals and is crucial to the economic success of the U.S

Say Bonjour ! to Kolkata’s only French Curriculum at a preschool level. Only at The Beanstalk.