The Swing Academy offers Mandarin classes on Monday afternoons.
A child is born with the ability to learn any language in the world. The brains of bilingual people operate differently than single-language speakers, and these differences offer several mental benefits. Physiological studies have found that speaking two or more languages is a great asset to the cognitive process.
We believe that early exposure to Chinese language and culture tremendously benefits children’s cognitive, social, and emotional growth. Our education programs build a solid foundation for children to gain linguistic skills, build their cross-cultural competence, and pursue life with an open mind.
When introducing children to Chinese language and culture, we inspire their creative minds through experiential learning and play. Our early childhood education experts have created a preschool curriculum that develops an enduring interest in a multi-cultural world through activities that center on meaningful activities in a child’s everyday life.
Benefits of learning a foreign language:
Better Linguistics: Exposing a child to a foreign language at an early age will result in much easier and better fluency than if they learn later in life.
Cognitive Benefits: Earning additional languages increases critical thinking skills, creativity, enhanced memory, and flexibility of the mind in young children.
Higher Academic Achievement: Along the same lines of the cognitive benefits, bilingual children have been shown to have better critical thinking skills, problem solving skills, and greater mental flexibility. All these things result in better academic performance.
Cultural Enrichment: Learning a foreign language opens doors that would not otherwise be opened. Learning another language will give your kids the opportunity to learn and appreciate other cultures, to grow up to be a successful and contributing member of society.