20 months – 3 years
People are often under the misconception that a child is too young to start learning a second language, choosing to wait for the child to be more fluent in their mother tongue before beginning a course with us. In reality children are more than capable of learning several languages at the same time from birth, this is how children with parents of different mother tongues, grow up to be perfectly bilingual. Young children don’t analyse the language that they hear or try to translate it, they naturally accept it and look for ways to communicate with you.
Even with just 40 minutes exposure to English a week (the duration of the lesson) the children, who are excited and eager to come to the school and participate, start to sing along to the songs and respond to the commands and games set up by the mother tongue English teacher. They develop an ear for the English language and a love of the language which benefits them immensely in their future studies.
The lesson is carefully structured to provide the children with routine and repetition which creates a safe and familiar learning environment. The children enter the secure and colourful room of Wonderland together with a parent or grandparent, where they join in with welcome songs and dances. They are then enthralled by the mystery box which contains a puppet who in turn, introduces them to animals from around the world. There are various themes used throughout the year including; the zoo, the farm, pets, dinosaurs, the sea and the woods, and the school has a large collection of fantastic resources which delight and stimulate little ones to learn the words, colours, counting and to understand simple commands.
All of the games have been carefully researched, tried, tested and developed with this specific age group in mind and include; touching images, sorting objects, recognising colours, colouring, mimicking gestures and doing puzzles. The two year old course is one of the most loved, most frequented and most satisfying of the many courses that we offer at the school and at collaborations outside the school in private nurseries.
Course dates and times for 20 months to 3 years.
Mondays from 4.30pm to 5.10pm
Fridays from 6.10pm to 6.50pm
NEWS: The course is also available in THE MORNING.
*Other times and dates available on request. A new group will be activated with a minimum of 4 children.