Classes are conducted in French for greater immersion, in small classes to give each child a maximum attention. Our curriculum based on new textbook Les Petits Loustics and colorful storybooks is taught in French by experienced native French-speaking teachers, to create a safe and joyful environment so the kids can interact in French with each other and participate actively.
A specific theme is developed for a more efficient vocabulary process. We encourage learning through creativity e.g child’s literature, visual arts, arts and crafts, singing and dancing. AFHK uses multiple intelligences as a tool for teaching different styles of learning in the classroom, to embrace the diversity of kid’s skills.
Greetings and welcome ritual
Many of our children are already overburdened with enrichment activities, so don’t sign your little one up for everything. Be selective and choose the right course for him – such as French language classes.
A study of six-month-old babies in Singapore revealed something you probably won’t find surprising:
Children who are exposed to two or more languages have a greater intellectual advantage over monolingual children. The study, which is part of a long-term project known as Growing Up In Singapore Towards Healthy Outcomes (Gusto), is a partnership between the Agency for Science, Technology and Research’s Singapore Institute for Clinical Studies, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, and the National University Health System.
The study, which started in 2009, showed that bilingual kids have better memory and cognitive ability than their monolingual peers; they’re also able to focus better. Being able to speak, read and write in another language can also help your child become a “global citizen” later in life. After all, it’s no secret that polyglots are more successful, and more confident when it comes to dealing with other cultures and living, studying and working internationally.
The younger a child is, the better his ability to pick up another language, but even if your kid is in primary or secondary school, it won’t hurt to enrol him in an additional language course. Why French? With more than 220 million speakers across five continents, the language is the sixth most widely spoken language in the world after English. It’s also said to be one of the easiest languages for English speakers to pick up.
References: Why we still need French ?