The earlier children are exposed to a new language, the greater their chances for fluency. In fact, research indicates that children who start learning a second language before age seven are more successful language learners. Science has shown that listening to music and processing language activate similar areas of the brain, and researchers have discovered evidence that music enhances the auditory and cognitive abilities that play a role in second language acquisition.
Kindermusik classes are the perfect way to support your child as she learns to master English as a second language. Our lessons use music, which stimulates language acquisition, and whole-body physical expression, which improves retention, to drive home the learning. Your child will sing and dance to English songs; enjoy engaging stories with a variety of themes; and learn new vocabulary, phrases, and expressions in a fun, natural, and developmentally appropriate way. You’ll be amazed at how your child’s confidence and English vocabulary will grow from week to week.
Designed for communities where English is not the native or primary spoken language, Kindermusik’s immersive English Language Learning (ELL) curriculum offers an introduction to English through songs, storytime, puppets, and more, allowing your child to begin to learn a second language in a fun, natural, and developmentally appropriate way. Our ELL classes are rooted in research on second language acquisition and utilize methods such as repetition and Total Physical Response (TPR), a language teaching system based on the coordination of language and physical movement. You’ll be amazed at how quickly your child’s confidence and English vocabulary will grow as he learns to master English songs, phrases, and expressions each week.