Para padres ~ For parents


How can you enable your child to become an even better language learner?


  • Have your child sing for you one of our many songs from class.
  • Take a trip to a Spanish-speaking country or region.
  • Go to a Spanish/Latin American restaurant.
  • Prepare a Spanish/Latin American meal as a family.
  • Watch a culturally relevant program on television (PBS, Discovery Channel, History Channel, Travel Channel, etc.).
  • Watch some of your favorite shows in Spanish.
  • Visit a regional or other museum exhibition.
  • Encourage your child to share with you the completed projects that come home from Spanish class.


  Benefits of Being Bilingual

Learning a second language at an early age…

  • Has a positive effect on intellectual growth and enriches and enhances a child's mental development
  • Leaves students with more flexibility in thinking, greater sensitivity to language, and a better ear for listening
  • Improves a child's understanding of his/her native language
  • Gives a child the ability to communicate with people s/he would otherwise not have the chance to know
  • Opens the door to other cultures and helps a child understand and appreciate people from other countries
  • Gives a student a head start in language requirements for college
  • Increases job opportunities in many careers where knowing another language is a real asset.

Visit these Websites for more information on what you can do to help your child!


1.   Center for Applied Linguistics


2.   How Global Language Learning Gives Students the Edge


3.   Become your child’s language advocate!



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