Spanish Immersion Video
Discover Spanish Immersion!!
St. Anthony School Spanish Immersion Classes
Welcome Bishop Pates to their
Our Lady of Guadalupe Skit and Mass on
December 12, 2017
A really interesting article about different bilingual Apps and websites for kids. Check it out:
Apps & Websites
St. Anthony School Spanish Immersion on TV--2016
St. Anthony School Spanish Immersion on TV--2012
St. Anthony School Spanish Immersion on TV--2013
St. Anthony School Spanish Immersion in the News
St. Anthony School Spanish Immersion February 2010 Diocesan Announcement
Young children are uniquely suited to learning a second language. The developing brain is hard-wired to acquire language. Never again will it be this natural or this easy!
Research shows the ideal time to learn a second language is from birth to about age 10 or 12. A child’s brain is still developing language skills at a young age and will literally create “more room” to support the second language as it develops. Learning a second language after this developmental phase is still possible, but new “space” has to be created to house the new skills. Learning a second language early is like realizing you need to add on an addition to your house while still in the building phase, instead of after construction is complete. Parents are increasingly realizing the benefit their children can reap from the exposure to other languages and cultures.
Combine all of the research and reports and the outcome is similar. Any newly acquired skill, like the mastery of a second language, will bring about a feeling of self-confidence and pride, especially if a child has mastered a skill his parent does not have. This adds to the spirit of independence and even empowerment. Socially, fluency in another language allows children to be more open and understanding to other cultures. And, academically, learning a second language will ensure a competitive edge in the global marketplace of his or her future.
The gift of language is an investment that lasts a lifetime! Young learners enrich their lives and open doors to their future by gaining:
- An expanded world view
- Greater intercultural appreciation and sensitivity
- The ability to learn additional languages more easily
- A competitive edge in future markets and the global marketplace