What is Language Immersion?

Immersion is when the target language is the means of instruction and communication for academic subject areas, rather than just being a subject itself.

Benefits of a Language Immersion Education

Academic

Can lead to stronger academic performance and higher test scores.

Cognitive

Fortify mental focus, self expression, and problem solving.

Cultural

Foster empathy, perceptivity, curiosity, and contextual understanding.

Career

Unlock unique career pathways, many with high earning potential.

What is Neuroplasticity?

Literally, it means “stretchy brain.” We use the term to describe how young children’s brains are very flexible in their ability to learn new languages. But neuroplasticity declines with age, which is why teens and adults find it more difficult (but not impossible!) to learn a new language than small children do.

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“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart.”

Nelson Mandela

President of South Africa

Language By The Numbers

Languages spoken in the World

Billions of Native Speakers of Chinese (all dialects)

%

Percentage of the world that does not speak English

Languages spoken in North & South America

World Figures Who Speak the Language

  • Nelson Mandela

    President, South Africa

    Nobel Prize winner Nelson Mandela was fluent in the Xhosa language of his South African birth community. He became fluent in English during his primary education and Afrikaans during his political imprisonment.
  • Kobe Bryant

    Professional Athlete

    Kobe Bryant learned Italian and Spanish growing up in Italy where his father played professional basketball.
  • Martin Van Buren

    8th President, United States

    Martin Van Buren was born into the Dutch community of Kinderhook, New York, and learned English as a second language in the town schoolhouse.
  • Albert Einstein

    Physicist

    Nobel Prize winner Albert Einstein spoke the native German of his birth country and English of his adopted home in the United States. He was also conversant in French, Italian, and Latin.

Articles

Why Teaching Toddlers Mandarin Chinese Is a Smart Investment

ZDNet, Oct 20, 2010

China now has the second largest economy in the world. As a result, language immersion programs have seen a booming demand for Mandarin instruction.
Parents recognize that working knowledge of this widely spoken language will only help their children in their future careers.

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