Goods of bilingual education

The globalization is a reality a few years ago and children begin to have contact with other languages increasingly, either through cartoons, music, movies, apps, or other content that are part of everyday life.

So encourage this learning through bilingual education is an opportunity to enhance the cognitive development of children and prepare them for understanding a multifaceted world and integrated culturally .

To approach the issue showing the view of experts, the portal of Crescer magazine released on Thursday a report talking about the benefits of bilingual education to the childrens.

Click here to read the full text (in portuguese).

Bilingual education and the empowerment of childhood

We live in an increasingly globalized society and speaking a second language is essential, as well as helping children learn. The Cycle International School is a school where the second language is presented to children from nursery to elementary school.

Learning a second language during childhood helps children in a variety of ways, such as memorization. Experts in childhood education say that learning a second language enriches learning and facilitates teaching English.

During childhood the childrens can learn a greater range of words from a second language, besides acquiring in some cases pronunces identical to the natives.

In a Cycle the childs have the contact with English from the nursery. They first begin to listen and then move on to the second stage, speech. “English is able to work better on childrens understanding. So they better understand the world around them”, tell Susane Pereira, the blilingual teacher of Cycle.

The contact with as second language during childhood has benefits that expand the school barriers. Security and confidence are characteristics that can be seen in people who have the knowledge of one more language. Cycle International School is bilingual education is also able to further enrich childrens and culture by presenting a world of possibilities and virtually bordeless.

Know the advantages of enrolling a child in bilingual school:

·         Fractional investment – English schools in some cases can be very costly in the investment period is taken into account. In a childrens school like Cycle the childs grow up in a bilingual ambience.

·         Improves the logical part – according to research, the small that have contact with the second language have an accelerated logical thinking and are easier for calculations.

·         Proactive – speakers of a second language have common characteristics, such as proactivity and decision making. People with these characteristics can make decisions faster.

·         Improves learning – children studying in bilingual schools such as Cycle International School are able to retain learning more easily. Their brains are stimulated more easily and so retain knowledge better.

·         Works memory and attention – to learn a second language the childs should be attentive to the correct pronuncation of words and this stimulates the hippocampus linked to memory memory and attention.

The Cycle has a differentiated methodology focused on learning by experience. To further enhance teaching, a partership was signed with Uno International, so the children can learn in a fun and different way, with the help of digital didactic materials.

Bilingual education in childood education benefits

In a increasingly globalized world, the first contact with another language happens more and more earlier, either through music heard on the radio or even through television. Many parents wonder, ‘what is the right time to enroll my children in a bilingula school and what the benefits of this modality?’

The impact of bilingualism on childrens education has been discussed since the XIX century by educators, initially experts said that such a form of teaching could confuse mother language learning. Currently, these caveats have fallen to the ground and bilingual education is increasingly well regarded by educational institutions.

According study by Elizabeth Peal and Wallace Lambert, psychologists linked to McGill University in Canada, biligual students have a richer vocabulary than monoglots.

With the advancement of globalization the second language has gone a bigger differential, to a prerequisite in some occupations. Parents and guardians saw the need to enroll their children in an English language school, but is usually happens when children are approaching teenager.

Bilingual education and its benefits for childrens:

Today everybody known that the teaching of a second language is best used during childhood and bilingual childrens schools are increasingly popular in a national territory.

During childhood the brain of the child develop at incredible speed and this facilitates the learning of the second language. As earlier the child is introduced to another language, the greater will be his affinity with that language, either orally or grammatically.

“When a child begins learning a second language, there is a differentiated development of the facial muscles, which facilitates the process of speech and pronunciation. These muscles develop only a bilingual children and during the childhood,” explains the teacher in the Cycle School, Juliana Mutton.

The development of pronunciation is a of the mais benefits parents can have when enrolling childrens in a bilingual school.

For researchers at the University of São Paulo (USP) bilingualism can improve various cognitive abilities and one of them is related to attention. The memory of bilingual students is also improved, knowing two languages also increases sociability and ease of communication. These childrens gain more confidence and self-esteem
by speaking two languages.

Differently the language courses, at Cycle International School, childrens learn English in a natural way, “here at school the childrens learn in a playful way, they come into contact with different customs and cultures. They also expand their word repetoire through language and relationship with friends, teachers ans school employees” tell Mutton.

Located in the city of Santo André, the kindergarten has a differentiated methodology and its students have contact with a second language from nursery to elementar school.

The second language can also be learned by adults, being a way to leverage the career. Thinking of becoming parents and guardians, Cycle has partnered with Berlitz, the instituition to young and adults to learning with learning programs to conversation.

Take questions about bilingual education in Cycle

In a increasingly world globalized speaking the second language is a differential in a job market.  Parents and legal guardians may have a number of doubts when looking for a bilingual kindergarten. Learning second langauge brings a number of benefits for children, including improving  memory and developing childrens vocabulary.

The Cycle International School sepatated the most common doubts when it comes to bilingual learning in
childhood education.

1.       
What’s the best age for childrens to learn a second language?
For specialists don’t have a limit age for learning a second language. But the earlier the children have contact with another language, the more natural their learning will be. During early childhood the facial muscles are in development, so the pronunciation and fluency is similar of that of natives.

2.       
Leaning a second language does not confuse the childrens?
In the beggining of learning is common the childs change letters, to mix both monolingual and bilingual teaching and is part of the educational process. The grammatical mistakes made tend not to increase as the child becomes more familiar with the language. Here at kindergarten bilingual Cycle International School, childs learn english fron nursery, but only speak the second language when they feel comfortable and safe.

3.       
Monoglot parents can enroll their childrens in a bilingual kindergarten?
Yes. That is a very common question. Parents and all the more bought, but who are not able to extend the learning, since at home they will not have with whom to practice the second language. But this statement is not true. Monoglot parents can enroll their childrens in a bilingual kindergarten without fear.

Parents and legal guardians with biligual kids may have more contact with the second language. These families can practice the second language at home if different ways, such as watching cartoons, series or TV shows in english lanaguage. With the advancement of technology it’s also possible that the childs can have contact with native speakers in that language as the aid of applications and with supervision of their parents.

4.       
How is the literacy?
The Cycle International School is a bilingual kindergarten where childs are literate both in portuguese and english.

The native language is not left out and the childrens are invited to know better and more about their Brazilian language and culture.

5.       
What is the difference between a bilingual school and language courses?
The differences between bilingual education and a traditional language institution are significant. During childhood education the childrens are constantly exposed to the second language, practing it more naturally during classes and even in the hallways of the school. Already in a language school kids, youngers and adults simulate everyday situations inside classrooms.

In a bilingual kindergarten, the childs can learn the second language in a more natural and playful way.

6.       
How to choose a bilingual kindergarten?
With globalization, the number of bilingual kindergartens increased in our coutry. But to choose it’s necessary to take into account many aspects. Always try to know what the teaching methodology used by the kindergarten, the infrastructure must also be taken into account when choosing.

The Cycle International Schoolhas a differentiated methodology of teaching focused on learning from experience in bilingual kindergarten the specifics of each student are also taken into account, the childs also have ambiences planned for age group.

Aiming the better improve teaching, Cycle International School has partnered with Uno Educação. This way, their students have fully digital didacti material, interactive classes with iPads and even videoconferencing with partner schools.

Do you know what a bilingual school?

The bilingual education has become a popular all in Brazil. Furthermore, this modality of teaching has some characteristics that must be taken into account for the choice of another school. Unlike a language school, the bilingual school provides immersion the second language, through plays and activities.

In a publication in the bilingual education portal, biligualism specialist Selma Moura clarifies some common doubts about enrolling their childrens in a bilingual kindergarten. The teaching methodology is a of the highlights in the text. Selma Moura also importance of the school ambience and the activities carried out during the class. Poseters, pamphlets and student work help immerse the second language.

Teachers at a bilingual school are the pillar of good learning. Therefore, the proficiency of these professionals in the second language is also fundamental.

Check here the specialists tips about bilingual school.