Why we teach languages:
Foreign language study enhances listening skills and memory.
Increase skills like problem-solving and dealing with abstract concepts.
Foreign languages provide a competitive edge in career choices. Four out of five new jobs in the US are created as a result of foreign trade.
Opportunities in government, business, medicine, law, technology, military, industry, marketing, etc.
Spanish is the second most spoken language in the United States; approximately 406 million people speak Spanish as a native language. Spanish is the most popular second language that is learned in the United States. We are proud to offer Spanish at all of our Cultured Kids Club locations. Our Spanish teachers have ties to Spain, Columbia, and Mexico.
French is one of the six official languages of the United Nations and is spoken on every continent. It is estimated to have 110 million native speakers and 190 million more second-language speakers. Estimates in 2013 suggest that French speakers will reach 1 billion by the year 2060. Our French teachers have ties to France, Canada, and Belgium.
Mandarin is the most widely-spoken language in the world, with more than 1 billion speakers. Because of the economic and industrial growth in China, the number of elementary and secondary school students studying Chinese here in the United States is projected to grow (up to seven times higher)! The interconnectedness of our world and economy is strengthening ties between the East and West. Teaching your child to say "Nǐ hǎo!" will open countless doors to their future. Our Mandarin teachers come from mainland China and Taiwan.
Extra Resources and Facts:
Cultured Kids Club follows current research regarding bilingualism and its benefits.
Below are some helpful links to academic research and news articles, such as:
Why is learning a second language at a young age is so important?
How does the young brain process language?
How do children benefit in broader academic terms from early language study?