Aug 18

Learning a New Language Improves Cultural Intelligence



This article demonstrates the importance of speaking an additional language from the prospective of communication in the workplace.

However, why not start your child in an immersion program so that they learn to effectively communicate with other cultures and be able to relate to others at an early age? They will continue to reap the benefits of communication and relationship building throughout their childhood and can be more successful in life!

Read the full article on Inc.com:
Learning a New Language Might Improve "Cultural Intelligence"»

Aug 03

Benefits of a Bilingual Brain

Watch this TED-Ed animation about the benefits of a bilingual brain!


Description:
"It’s obvious that knowing more than one language can make certain things easier — like traveling or watching movies without subtitles. But are there other advantages to having a bilingual (or multilingual) brain? Mia Nacamulli details the three types of bilingual brains and shows how knowing more than one language keeps your brain healthy, complex and actively engaged."

Jump! Immersion School continues to see the multiple benefits of learning another language and want to ensure all children experience the benefits of multi-language fluency!

Jul 29

In Today's Competitive World, is English Enough?



"Perhaps you are among the growing number of parents who want their baby's first words to include "mamá" and "papá." You're convinced that in today's competitive world, English is not enough for your baby. After all, more than half of the world's children speak more than one language. Why should your child be left behind?"

Read the full article at BlueSuitMom.com:
Is English Enough for your 21st Century Baby?: Benefits of Raising Bilingual Babies»

 

Jul 25

Begin Preschool Spanish Lessons Early

Being bilingual improves kids' social abilities (see this previous post), and enriches their minds (see this previous post), so why not start them learning a language early?



This excerpt was taken from an article on the Cost of College Education website:

"... a preschool Spanish curriculum... is helpful because research has shown that if children learn a second language at a young age, it is easier for them to learn a third language later... Making the decision to register your children for a preschool that includes a focus on foreign language acquisition is a decision to give them a head start later in life."

Read the full article on Cost of College Education:
Begin Preschool Spanish Lessons When Children are Naturally Acquiring Language Skills»

Jump! Immersion School continues to see the multiple benefits of learning another language and want to ensure all children experience the benefits of multi-language fluency!

Jun 03

Our 1st Grade Puppet Show Premier!

Author: Dana Matthews

Our students have a way of amazing us! The first grade class was learning about sentence and story structure, and the students took the concept to another level. They asked their teacher if they could do a puppet show. But not just acting out a story that they read, but do an entire production: writing the story, designing the stage, and creating the puppets without assistance from any teachers.

¡Los Pingüinitos Pingüinosos!

Their wonderful puppet show is about penguins going to visit their cousin and along the way they encounter a polar bear. The penguins are so scared that one has a little "accident" that causes the polar bear to leave them alone!

We are so proud of the First Graders playwriting, designing, and directing premier!

Lesson learned: We must be flexible and let students challenge themselves and be there to provide support and direction. The students learned more than anticipated by doing a puppet show!

Click the image to watch the video of their premier play: ¡Los pingüinitos pingüinosos!

Apr 12

Chinese as a Second Language Growing in Popularity



There has been a significant growth in the number of people learning Mandarin... especially children! Read the full article at the CCTV America website: Chinese as a Second Language Growing in Popularity»

Learn more about the Mandarin Programs at Jump!:


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