Academic transitions can be difficult, especially if you have a child moving up to elementary or middle school. Tests become more significant, projects more in-depth, and essays become more difficult to navigate.
In situations like these, extra support may be necessary to foster a discipline in your child so that they know that while the weekends are fun, some work can be helpful. Jump! recognizes the importance of fostering a sustainable work ethic from a young age, which is why we offer Saturday Immersion at our Edison and Livingston locations.
With our specialized differentiated learning methods, children receive a thematic approach to language immersion and academic support in all areas. If your child already takes Spanish or Mandarin in school, then they will become more advanced more quickly. If they don’t, this can make room in your child’s school schedule to pick up another language!
If your child takes a Saturday Immersion Class at Jump!, expect these five core benefits:
#1 -- Consistency is the key to fluency
At Jump!, we firmly believe that consistency is the key to fluency. The more you practice, the more you will know. The best way to learn any language is simply to practice, so taking extra immersion classes on Saturday, where children are exposed to a fun approach to writing, listening, and speaking skills, they’re guaranteed to succeed in their target language.
#2 -- It eases the transition to school
Not only will Saturday Immersion classes aid in language development, but it will help ease the academic transition to elementary or middle school. Being a part of a fun, nurturing environment will foster a genuine love for learning and provide more confidence in classes. If your child is taking the target language in school, then it will make them more advanced, more capable, and give them more time to dedicate themselves to other challenges.
#3 -- It’s offered in levels with Jump’s signature method
As part of Jump’s differentiated learning method, each child’s education is specifically tailored. Offered for children age 5-12, Jump! mastered how to give each child a pinpointed approach to language learning in a way that’s so fun, they won’t even realize they’re learning!
#4 -- Well-rounded curriculum to bridge the gap
For our Saturday Immersion classes, we offer a curriculum in four target areas: Reading, listening, speaking, and writing. This gives our students an encapsulating approach to learning the target language.
We also supplement these four target areas with storytelling, games and arts & crafts so that they can learn all while having fun!
#5 -- Cultural knowledge
Perhaps one of the best parts of enrolling in Saturday Immersion classes is the emphasis on a cultural education on the target language. Children are exposed to traditional food, art, music, and expressions of tradition.
Combined, these five core benefits make up the global advantage that Jump! offers to all of its students. From cultural knowledge to differentiated learning, your children will have something to look forward to on weekends -- and learn a new language in the process.
If you have inquiries about Saturday Immersion or want to schedule a tour, please contact us at our Edison or Livingston center. We can’t wait to have you!