Speaking more than one language is a tremendous asset for the 21st century, and early childhood is the time to get started! Unfortunately, many people in the US associate language instruction with torturous grammar drills that do not lead to real-life proficiency. After all, this was their experience taking a foreign language in high school. Others are reluctant to expose young children to other languages or, even worse, they want to drop their home language because they are under the impression that the young brain can only learn one language well.
Well, it is time to leave all those unproductive practices and misleading myths behind! The future is bright for our children if we know how to help them learn in more than one language. It all starts with how young children process languages. In this webinar we will explore:
• Common myths about early language learning
• Strategies for success learning language in school and at home
• Activities and resources that make a difference
This webinar is targeted to administrators who are interested in introducing languages to young children, whether it is a world language, a heritage language, or English as a second language
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