In our pre-school kindergarten the language education is “applied in everyday activities”. It means that the children are getting acquainted with the foreign language as it is integrated in the usual kindergarten life similar to how they did or still do with their mother language.
By taking advantage of the most intensive phase of the speech development derived from the actual age period they are in and which is also called as “the susceptible stage” when man learns certain skills, knowledge and capabilities more efficiently than in other stage in life the commencement with the learning foreign language in childhood in most cases based on the natural ways of learning the mother language.
As the learning of the mother language at this age has not been completed yet the child handles the foreign language with the same self-evidence and easiness as it does with the mother language. At a later stage though when during the grammar and general language education it starts to deal with the language with much more consciousness and diligence this consciousness is used also for acquirement of the foreign language and it stays valid for the mother language either. In this way the learning of the two, mother and foreign languages remains in constant interference and enrichment to the benefit of both.
In our educational program the introduction of the English language is emphasized very intensely though speaking focused vocabulary, the practice of the common speaking panels, learning of songs and says in order to make children like English.
In our facility we speak English during the whole day. The activities that are in fact based on playing and visual make possible that the children will like learning the language and will use the English language everyday situations. This process will enable that by the end of the pre-school/kindergarten years their passive knowledge turns into active.