Spanish for children
Children learn Spanish through manual activities, songs and games. in a friendly mexican home environment, with a more structured course for older children.
During these Spanish classes we will be speaking mostly Spanish and we will be playing games, doing manual activities, singing, dancing, cooking and baking.
For the older children, we review verbs, elementary grammar, using vocabulary structures, exercises, conversation, games, and guided field trips.
Every day there is a short Spanish film we watch while having a snack. We also do some cooking and treasure hunts.
We provide a fun-filled program for your children that offers a unique and creative way to learn the Spanish language using songs, games, and many other activities. We introduce them to vocabulary, grammar, and beginning conversation in a way that is animated and easy to grasp.
Our classes also include a variety of craft-making that your children will love such as painting and drawing, tie-dye, paper-flower-making, piñata-making, and paper mache. They will also have the chance to learn about the art of Mexican cuisine by preparing tamales, tortillas, quesadillas, and a lot more!!
In addition we will offer field trips to exciting places around San Miguel, including sporting areas, in order to expand their knowledge of Mexican culture and tradition.
At Centro Mexicano, your child gets a full, well-rounded, and fun education!!
Why enroll your son or daughter in Centro Mexicano Summer Program?
· A growing experience your youngster will never forget. Students spend 4 hours a day together with Mexicans in a culturally diverse learning environment.
· Fun, healthy activities and new friends. After 2 hours of daily Spanish lessons, your youngster will experience cultural workshops, art projects, trips, entertainment and sports.
· High quality teaching. We employ a constantly evolving teaching methodology and interactive curriculum, developed by our expert educators, coaches and administrators.
· Exceptional facilities. Our camp is located at prestigious private school facilities.
· Peace of mind for you: 4 hours of supervision.
Main objectives of the programs:
· To learn Spanish in a friendly and healthy multicultural environment.
· Help students practice their newly acquired language skills without leaning upon their own family to communicate for them.
· Experience the culture and traditions of a country and city through supervised excursions and activities.
· Study and play while enjoying nature.
· Make friends and expand social circle relations.
· Build student character and enrich interactions through various sports activities.
· To live a new experience each day.
Our Spanish Program Includes
· Progressive Spanish Programs to suit all ages
· Mexican culture and history
· Communication skills
· Listening and Speaking Skills
· Pronunciation Clinic.
· Mexican Songs
· Mexican Folk Dance Classes
· Pre hispanic Dance
· Arts and Crafts of Mexico
· Guided Field Trips
· Community Service
· Environmental Awareness
· Cooking classes.
· Baking clases.
· Arts and crafts.
Why, How, and When Should My Child Learn a Second Language?
Much media attention has recently been focused on the importance of early learning experiences in brain development.
With so many demands already placed on children, parents might ask: Is it important that my child learn a second language at a young age? Why? What options are available? What Are the Benefits of Knowing a Second Language?
In addition to developing a lifelong ability to communicate with more people, children may derive other benefits from early language instruction, including improved overall school performance and superior problem-solving skills.
Knowing a second language ultimately provides a competitive advantage in the workforce by opening up additional job opportunities.
Students of foreign languages have access to a greater number of career possibilities and develop a deeper understanding of their own and other cultures. Some evidence also suggests that children who receive second language instruction are more creative and better at solving complex problems. The benefits to society are many. Americans fluent in other languages enhance their economic competitiveness abroad, improve global communication, and maintain their political and security interests.
Why Is It Better for My Child To Learn a Language in Elementary School?
Studies have shown — and experience has supported — that children who learn a language before the onset of adolescence are much more likely to have native-like pronunciation. A number of experts attribute this proficiency to physiological changes that occur in the maturing brain as a child enters puberty. Of course, as with any subject, the more years a child can devote to learning a language, the more competent he or she will become. Regardless, introducing children to alternative ways of expressing themselves and to different cultures generally broadens their outlook and gives them the opportunity to communicate with many more people.
Will a Second Language Interfere With My Child’s Spanish Ability?
In most cases, learning another language enhances a child’s Spanish ability. Children can learn much about Spanish by learning the structure of other languages. Common vocabulary also helps children learn the meaning of new words in Spanish. Experimental studies have shown that no long-term delay in native Spanish language development occurs in children participating in second language classes, even in full immersion programs.
If My Child Is Enrolled in a Language Program at School, What Can I Do To Help?
Most importantly, encourage your child’s interest in the language and in other cultures. Show him or her that you value the ability to speak a second language. Attend cultural events that feature music, dance, or food from the country or countries where the language is spoken. If possible, provide some books, videos, or other materials in the second language. If you are familiar with the language yourself, read to your child. Summer programs offering international exchange are suitable for older children and offer valuable opportunities to speak a second language and explore a different culture firsthand. Children normally live with a host family, which provides them with a safe and sheltered environment where they can practice their language skills.
Should I raise my children bilingually? What resources are available to help?
Parents who speak more than one language are generally eager to share their languages with their children. As they begin this important undertaking, parents frequently have questions about how second language learning affects reading ability, social skills, and scholastic achievement. Whether or not they speak more than one language themselves, many wonder how best to help their children learn more than one language.
Research suggests that children who learn a second language are more creative and better at solving complex problems than those who do not. Studies have shown that bilinguals outperform similar monolingual peers on both verbal and nonverbal tests of intelligence and tend to achieve higher scores on standardized tests. Individuals who speak more than one language have the ability to communicate with more people, read more literature, and benefit more fully from travel abroad. Knowing a second language also gives people a competitive advantage in the workforce. These are some of the compelling reasons for parents to encourage the development of a second (or third) language with their children.
Children’s Spanish Playgroup
We have weekly sessions, mornings and/or afternoons for little ones (from 3 to 5 years). This is the best age for your toddler to start learning another language as it is complet natural to them at that period of their life. The teachers speak only Spanish during the classes and the 2 hours are divided into approximately 1 hour of learning new words through play, doing games, manual activities, etc… and the other hour will be of free play, either indoors or outdoors depending on the weather. There is a maximum 6 children per teacher.
Tutoring in your Home, School or Nursery
We are a Spanish school, but we also go to schools and
nurseries to teach Spanish to children from the age of 3
· Lessons on your premises for a group of up to 8 children.
· We provide all the material.
· If you would like to meet us to discuss your requirements, please give us a call or contact us from this website to arrange an appointment.