Give your child an early educational advantage that will start to prepare them for the exciting transition from preschool to kindergarten, along with learning another language. Our FasTrack® Beginners program is designed for children 2-3 years old to learn age-appropriate content and English as a Foreign Language during the year prior to them enrolling into kindergarten. This provides children with a strong literacy and cognitive foundation for success while having fun.
Introduction to a bilingual curriculum at a young age is very important for a variety of reasons. At this age, younger learners still possess the capacity to develop near native-like pronunciation and intonation in a new language. Therese Sullivan Caccavale, president of the National Network for Early Language Learning (NNELL) states:
“Children who learn a foreign language beginning in early childhood demonstrate certain cognitive advantages over children who do not. Foreign language learning is much more a cognitive problem solving activity than a linguistic activity, overall. Studies have shown repeatedly that foreign language learning increases critical thinking skills, creativity, and flexibility of mind in young children. Students who are learning a foreign language out-score their non-foreign language learning peers in the verbal and, surprisingly to some, the math sections of standardized tests.”
During our multi-day class schedule, FasTrack Beginners students will be exposed to English while increasing their native language vocabulary in an engaging, collaborative environment. The FasTrack Beginners classroom is child-entered and focused on the learning outcomes of each student. Teachers fluent in both their native language and English will provide students the tools to learn the English language through music, stories and creative activities.