Why learn french?
Why learn French?
Mastering French is an asset to your child’s education because French is:
· An international language spoken by more than 100 million people on five continents
· A window to the cultural richness of France and other French-speaking countries
· One of the top three most widely-used languages in business (ABC News, August 2011)
· A stepping-stone to learning other widely-spoken international Romance languages such as Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese
Why French immersion?
Experts agree that the earlier a child is introduced to a second language, the greater the likelihood of achieving total proficiency in that language. Diving into another language and culture is achieved effortlessly, and with little or no accent (C. Hagège, 1996), when done at a young age. At the cross-cultural level, being educated in French broadens a child’s outlook and introduces new modes of expression. Knowing more than one language enables communication with a wide spectrum of people from diverse backgrounds.
The goal of the FIAF Preschool is for children to be bilingual in French by the end of their second year in the program. That goal has been realized through high quality instruction and teaching methods that integrate a variety of individual and group activities to meet the pace of each child.
Source: French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) to Expand Preschool
French Immersion Preschool Will Open New Pre-K Classroom and Offer Full-Day Options in September 2016