At Starwood Montessori, helping children grow and learn with excitement and passion is the key to our education system. Arming our students with the basic knowledge they need to develop skills in a second language through hands-on, active learning is part of that important system. And with the Frisco area’s diverse community, the Montessori practice understands the value of teaching a second language in the classroom. Here is a closer look at the Montessori approach to second language instruction.
- Learning Through Activity: Just as children are able to learn the complexities of math, rules of spelling, and intricacies of the English language through fun and active learning techniques, they can learn a foreign language in the same style. Using Montessori techniques, we teach a language’s vocabulary and syntax rules through both spoken and written activities, games, skits, peer teaching, and other classroom techniques. This makes learning more fun, engaging, and effective for children of any learning style.
- Language Immersion: Montessori educational practice is truly based on the way children learn best. And with language, the best way to learn is to hear it, engage with it, and speak it actively. Using this information, we teach second languages in a full immersion classroom. During the second language sessions, students will only hear and speak in the foreign language. This improves communication skills, learning speed, and confidence.
- Cultural Appreciation: Starwood Montessori wants children to have an appreciation and passion for learning. In second language classes, gaining these feelings requires students to really understand and enjoy the culture attached to the language. Our instructors will educate students about the countries, cultures, and peoples who speak the language in order for students to get excited, engaged, and gain positive attitudes in their learning of other groups of people.
If you want your child to truly engage in learning and develop a passion for education, consider the benefits of starting private preschool in a Montessori school. At Starwood Montessori in Frisco, we use these wonderful educational techniques to make your child’s educational experience the absolute best it can be while preparing for the future. Call our friendly staff today at (972) 712-8080.