Did we say “Edutaining”? Yes! Our technique is a well balanced mix of entertaining and educational activities. The entertaining element consists of songs, instrument playing, sing-along, games, finger-play and puppets. The educational element consists of the imitation of sounds and actions, comprehension of visuals linking them to their verbal equivalent, repetition of sentences, and recognition as well as understanding of the question/answer pattern.
We believe in and incorporate in the curriculum the multi sensory approach to language acquisition, acknowledging and using the fact that children learn differently from one another. Visual, audio and tactile stimulus are all intertwined to help each child connect every sound, word and sentence to its meaning.
This proven technique allows your child to acquire the language in depth while having fun. Enthusiastic and motivated, they will learn the language at a quicker pace.
The younger a child starts, the better he/she will naturally learn all the elements of the language. On the other hand, there are some specific things you can do to tremendously improve your child’s natural learning abilities.
1- A consistent attendance to classes is necessary in order to obtain the best results. Inconsistency leads to the child’s disinterest in the group and the class itself.
2- Patience and on-going work are two of the most important keys to languages.
Because your child needs time to assimilate and associate sentences, structures, words, pictures, actions and sounds, you should not expect to hear many results before 4 to 6 weeks of classes. Also, depending on the age and on the child’s temperament, it might take more or less time for your child to feel comfortable repeating and answering the questions asked. Do not worry, it is part of the process.
3- Do not hesitate to ask the teacher for more details if needed. If you wish a more in-depth training session, please, let us know. Remember, we are open to any suggestions you may have.
4- Do not translate in English what the teacher is saying. Even if your child does not seem to understand the teacher’s questions or requests, it does not mean that they do not understand. The teacher will either switch to another tactic or come back to the topic at another time. If you translate, your child will get used to waiting for the translation instead of understanding the teacher’s words directly.