Why FLICC

Foreign Language Immersion Childcare

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Why Language Immersion?

Start Early. Begin bilingual teaching early because the special language learning ability of children decreases with age. The earlier they become immersed in a second language, the easier they will adopt it and remember it.

Our Environment Works.
The natural approach of our childcare setting reduces anxiety and stimulates learning. Children are encouraged to learn through their play, and we foster a fun, yet structured, learning environment.

Cultural Exposure.
Childhood is the best time for cultural understanding. Our children not only learn a language, but the ideas of other cultures. This broadens their ideas and adds depth to their learning.

Lifelong Language Capacity.
With the lanuage foundation we provide at FLICC, our children are poised to continue and grow their language skills. Their increased language base can increase their overall success in school and even in learning other languages.

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News Articles

Why Bilinguals Are Smarter (from the New York Times)

Why Bilinguals Are Smarter (from the New York Times)

“SPEAKING two languages rather than just one has obvious practical benefits in an increasingly globalized world. But in recent years, scientists have begun to show that the advantages of bilingualism are even more fundamental than being able to converse with a wider range of people. Being bilingual, it turns out, makes you smarter. It can have a profound effect on your brain, improving cognitive skills not related to language and even shielding against dementia in old age.”

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WSJ: “The Bilingual Brain Is Sharper and More Focused, Study Says”

1463729_616473721721383_592772429_n.jpg about why being bilingual education is an advantage.

“New research suggests that…babies have little trouble developing bilingual skills.

Researchers at the University of British Columbia’s Infant Studies Centre reported that babies being raised in a bilingual family show from birth a preference for each of the native languages they heard while still in the womb and can readily distinguish between them.

Moreover, bilingual infants appear to learn the grammars of their two languages as well as babies learning a single language, even when the two languages are as different from one another as English and Japanese, or English and Punjabi.”

Read more at WSJ.com…