Spanish Immersion Programs For Toddlers
(a most common question)
If your family is not bilingual, you may ask why does my child need to learn Spanish in preschool?
The simple answer is: your child will thank you later.
Give your child the chance to speak Spanish without accent like a native fluent speaker. Our brains are uniquely wired to learn new languages from birth to about age six or seven. Not surprising.
Pronunciation is Learned Young!
Becoming fluent (vocabulary, grammar, writing) in any language takes time—even English. But first, we learn how to speak. We learn how language sounds and how to pronounce it properly. We are judged by our accents, grammar, and style of speech.
The same is true in Spanish. Spanish immersion programs for toddlers —starting before age 6 — will make a life-long difference in your child’s ability to speak Spanish properly.
By age seven, your child’s natural capacity for new languages will decline sharply but their workload learning other subjects will increase, leaving a second language far down the list.
Now is the easiest time your child will ever have to learn Spanish naturally from native, non-accented teachers. Playing, singing, doing everyday things—same way they learned English.
Authoritative clinical study shows 2 to 6 years old is the best
"age window" to start learning a new language.
See Dr. Kuhl's TED Talk
Presentation on science
of language acquisition.
Source: Patricia K. Kuhl, University of Washington
Institute of Learning and Brain Sciences