What to Expect

- Many Europeans learn to speak and read in two to three languages.    - It is common for a child in Switzerland to learn French at home, then Italian at school, and German during college.    - Our brains are built to learn language.    - Children are turbo-charged by Nature to learn language at a young age. Mixing of words may happen but it is short-lived and serves to exercise the brain.    - Children are extremely sensitive to language. Their brains are agile enough to develop two language systems simultaneously.    - Bilingual children often out-perform monolingual children on tests that require them to ignore distracting information. They can focus more intently on the task at hand.    - Most children outside of the United States grow up surrounded by more than one language. For example, in Taiwan, children speak Taiwanese at home and then Chinese and English in school.    - Bilingualism is required if we want to prepare our children for their future place in a global economy.   

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WHAT TO EXPECT ...

At Fun Languages, our goal is to bring your child to the “Novice” level in language learning, with a new vocabulary of approximately 35-40 words after one full year of instruction.

Our foreign language vocabulary includes colors, numbers, basic objects, articles of clothing, family members, days of the week, months of the year, current time, and weather expressions.

Novice-level speakers can often give short answers to simple questions relating to everyday topics. Like any skill, proficiency in another language requires commitment. It is only through consistent and continual reinforcement that children reach higher levels of language fluency.

Although each child’s learning pattern is unique and results may vary, most children who attend a full year of classes at Fun Languages will have 30 hours of exposure and reach the novice level of proficiency.

If you and your child continue taking classes with Fun Languages, you can expect a child between the ages of 3-10 years to reach the intermediate level within four years of attendance.

Learning another language, just like learning English, is a long-term process. Studies have shown that 240 hours of instruction and practice are necessary to bring a student to the intermediate conversational level. Why not start now? Registration

 

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Fall 2017 - 2018

Fall 2017 - 2018 
Fall semester--September 18, 2017 - January 31, 2018
No classes the week of Thanksgiving or winter holiday break
Spring semester--Feb 1 - May 12, 2017
No classes Spring break March 20-24

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