The prime time
for learning a foreign language is in the early years of childhood
when a young child's mind is exceptionally open to language
acquisition. That's why we've created a Spanish and Chinese program
for children. After School Learning Tree, will introduce children to
the thrill of learning a new language.
Spanish and Chinese Introduction
In developing After School Learning Tree's Spanish and Chinese
Programs, combined educational research with feedback from parents,
teachers, and center directors. We included the most important
elements from all of these sources to maximize both educational
effectiveness and key developmental skills. Your child will delight
in: Learning familiar Spanish or Chinese greetings; colors, numbers
and terms for family members, body parts, clothes, pets, and farm
animals; Practicing Spanish and Chinese by talking to the teacher and
other children; Learning in a fun, relaxed manner with music, rhythm
and movement, games, puzzles, and picture cards; Discovering the
Spanish and Chinese culture through books and stories.
Spanish / Chinese Literacy Program
The literacy programs contain multiple levels and children will pass
to each new level after an evaluation based on several criteria
(performance, attendance, participation, knowledge of the language,
etc). Even though we know that learning another language can take many
years, we expect our children to finish Level 5 and be able to write,
read and express themselves in Spanish or Chinese.
Children will begin with our Beginners Level, where no prior knowledge
of Spanish / Chinese language is necessary. We will teach children new
vocabulary and emphasize on oral expression. Once the child graduates
from our Beginners Level, children will be progress to Level 1 where
they will learn how to read and write Spanish / Chinese.
Any suggestion in other language? Let us know. We will consider
offering a new language program based on need.