Raising your child to be bilingual can be a challenge, but the results are worth the extra effort, as many parents know. Bilingual Montessori students fare well compared to students in traditional settings.
Read on to find out more about the success your child can have in a bilingual Montessori school.
Montessori schools are based on the principles of student choice and independence. When we offer students choices on how to learn, we give them the initiative when learning. When children decide how to learn, they feel empowered, which instills a love of learning in them for life.
Allowing for students to work on something on their own forces them to think and work through problems. This helps them to develop their critical thinking skills as they learn.
The benefits of Montessori learning are best felt right at the beginning of childhood, but we have a range of programs for children of all ages. From infancy through middle school, we are here to help your student feel more empowered to learn.
Montessori programs can help your child develop their second language skills regardless of their age or skill level. The Montessori language curriculum will help your child learn how to use both languages effectively.
Montessori schools also offer different tactile teaching materials for students to choose from when working on their language skills. Bilingual students get the opportunity to manipulate the shapes, letters, and sounds to help them form words in both languages. This helps them draw connections between the two languages and develop their skills in both simultaneously
Another benefit for Montessori English Language Learners is the freedom of choice. This freedom allows them to transition to learning English at a comfortable pace.
Rushing a child into learning a new language can be frustrating. Allowing them to have access to these learning tools and one-on-one teaching time helps them to feel encouraged. That way, they can see learning a new language as a positive experience.
While having a bilingual school setting helps a lot, it's also important to support your child at home. This will make a huge difference in how well they learn both languages.
The Montessori school setting will help your child to overcome the barriers of learning a new language. Your child will learn in the context of play and socialization with their peers. When your child comes home from this engaging setting, ask them what they learned or who they talked to that day.
Engaging your child in a conversation (in either or both of their languages) is a great way to develop their language and social skills.
Bilingual Montessori students do well compared to bilingual students in traditional schools. This is in part because of the resources, freedom, and encouragement they receive in a Montessori school.
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