Oct 16

Three Reasons Kids Resist Learning a Second Language

Children are curious creatures by nature, and at their most fundamental early years their minds are little sponges just waiting to be filled with knowledge.

However, when it comes to learning a second language like Spanish, kids can sometimes become defiant.

Here are three key reasons why youngsters may be hesitant to learn a valuable second language.

1. They Begin Taking Classes Too Late

Research indicates that children ages 5 and under have tremendous language learning capacity and can learn and develop new languages more naturally than adults. However, as children grow up, they get ‘busy’ with their own interests, start to feel increased pressure in school, and become more self-conscious.

The good news is you can start your child in Spanish classes at Salta as early as 18 months old, and help build their language abilities whether you speak Spanish or not.

There are additional benefits to learning a second language early — it promotes better reading skills, fosters creativity, and can boost their test scores down the road.

2. The Teacher is Not a Native Speaker of the Language

The bilingual teachers at Salta are all native speakers, and this benefits your child’s Spanish language learning experience in a number of ways.

Using the Think-in-Spanish Method, Salta’s native speaking instructors are able to help kids learn and retain the language rather than merely memorizing words. By learning from native speakers, students are more likely to utilize authentic pronunciation when speaking Spanish.

Our instructors keep children focused on using Spanish instead of English at various times throughout the day. While non-native speakers may unintentionally switch between languages and get students off track, native instructors are more regimented when encouraging Spanish use.

3. Sporadic Classes Make Learning Harder for Kids

Kids rely on regularity and routine, and primarily gain knowledge and retention through repetition. Learning a second language is no exception. Salta’s instructors understand how to bring fun into the learning process and engage students who attend classes regularly.

While some Spanish instruction schools may only offer classes once or twice a week, Salta students can participate in classes up to five days each week in the preschool and kindergarten programs. This consistency in hearing and embracing Spanish propels their educational experience while keeping learning exciting and fresh.

Experience the Salta Difference

Diversity is important part of today’s world, and you want your child to have every advantage possible in succeeding within it. If you’d like to discover the Salta difference and see why our students look forward to learning every day, contact us for a free lesson.