As any administrator or principal of an elementary school will know, offering language programs at an early age is crucial to providing a well-rounded education for your students. It’s the best way to prepare them for a globalized world, helps boost their brain power and encourages them to become world explorers from a young age!
At Sarah’s Spanish School, we are firm believers in early language learning, which is why we provide immersive Spanish classes for schools to make learning Spanish a delightful adventure for our students.
Here are just a few of the reasons why we are so passionate about the wonders of early language learning for children.
The Benefits of Early Language Learning for Children
Learning a foreign language in early childhood has been proven to support children’s development well into their adult years. By providing your elementary students with the opportunity to learn another language early in life, here are just some of the gifts you are providing for them.
Boosting Brain Power
Did you know learning a second language is like a secret potion for a child’s brain development? There have been studies dating back as far as the 60s showing that becoming bilingual can turn our little friends into problem-solving superheroes, enhance their memory, and help them focus better in the classroom.
We like to think of it as equipping students with their own academic superpowers!
Becoming Mini World Explorers
When children embark on the exciting journey of language learning from a young age, they also get a passport to explore new cultures and perspectives. This experience encourages them to embrace diversity and nurture empathy, which are crucial life skills for their remaining school years and as they venture into adulthood.
Enhances Communication Skills
Learning a language improves communication skills in a student’s mother tongue, including listening, speaking, reading, and writing. By starting language learning at an early age, students have more time to develop their language proficiency and confidence, setting them up for success no matter what they dream of becoming when they grow up!
Encourages Cognitive Flexibility
Students who learn a second language are able to switch between different systems of thought, which encourages cognitive flexibility. This means that bilingual children are better equipped to understand and navigate complex concepts and ideas, leading to better problem-solving skills and academic performance in the future.
Prepares Students to Study Abroad
Studying abroad is a once in a lifetime opportunity. By adopting early language learning in your school, you are preparing students for study abroad programs, allowing them to explore new cultures and languages first-hand. These experiences can be life-changing and open doors for future opportunities in higher education and beyond.
Academia and Beyond
Just like Dora the Explorer used her bilingual skills to navigate her adventures, your students can leverage their Spanish proficiency to excel academically and explore career opportunities in a diverse range of fields. From international business to education and healthcare, the possibilities are as wide as Dora’s map!
Making Early Language Learning a Fiesta
Learning a second language as early as possible into your school’s curriculum is essential for providing these benefits. But before you get started, we want to share with you a few crucial components that make up the success of any early language learning program.
Choosing the Perfect Language
Choosing which language to learn is like picking a favorite ice cream flavor. It’s a personal decision, but we think Spanish is the churro of languages – sweet, popular, and fun to learn! And with our Spanish for Elementary Schools program, it’s never been easier to offer a first-class Spanish curriculum to your students.
Engaging Teaching Styles
At Sarah’s Spanish School, we believe in making learning as enjoyable as possible, and our student’s test scores show that this is the best way to learn! Our state-certified teachers use research-backed teaching methods to make lessons interactive, engaging, and downright fun for your students!
Practice Makes Perfect
Consistency is key to language learning. Immersion in the language, whether through virtual classes, songs, or activities, can make Spanish as familiar to your students as their ABCs, which is why it’s the teaching method we have adopted for all of our programs.
Done For You Spanish for Elementary Schools
At Sarah’s Spanish School, we believe the earlier children start learning a new language, the better. It’s like planting a seed that will sprout into a tree of opportunities and experiences. But we also know how challenging it can be for schools to find state-certified Spanish teachers to deliver an enriching Spanish program. This is why we created our Spanish for Elementary Schools program, designed to provide done-for-you Spanish immersion classes directly to your classrooms.
Our programs are designed with custom scope, sequence and pacing guides for every school we work with, allowing you to provide exactly what your students need based on their language skills.
Ready to offer fun and engaging Spanish classes to your student body? Let’s book a call and create the perfect Spanish curriculum for your school!