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 http://www.cal.org/earlylang/benefits/benefits_of_being_bilingual.html

 

2.   How Global Language Learning Gives Students the Edge http://www.edutopia.org/global-language-learning

 

3.   Become your child’s language advocate! http://www.nysaflt.org/parents

 

 

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