In our kindergarten the language education is embedded in everyday activities. Children familiarize themselves with the foreign language in real-life situations - just as they do in the case of their mother tongue.
In the preschool age (also called the receptive stage of development) children acquire certain knowledge, skills and abilities more effectively than in other stages of life. Taking advantage of the most intense stage of speech development, foreign language learning started in early childhood is largely based on natural language acquisition processes.
As the acquisition of the mother tongue at this age has not yet been completed, children transfer all the ease and self-explanatory aspects with which they work to develop their mother tongue competencies to the foreign language. When they later become more conscious of their mother-tongue language during their education, this awareness will have a positive impact on their foreign language studies as well. Therefore during the development of the two languages they are in constant interaction with the end result of enriching each other.
In our educational program, intensive emphasis is placed on getting to know and love the English language, acquiring conversation-centered basic vocabulary and mastering general speech panels, learning songs and rhymes. Classes, built on playfulness and visuals, allow children to get To Enjoy learning a new language and use English naturally in their daily lives. All of this makes it possible for children to leave by the end of their kindergarten years with a practical knowledge of English that they can confidently build on in the future.