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Chinese programmme

Chinese curricular & extracurricular programme

We expose children to Chinese from toddler age

The Chinese language is really beneficial for your child’s development: One of our main concerns at an institutional level is to offer our students a lively, stimulating educational project, and allow them to grow both personally and intellectually. As a result of this commitment, we teach Chinese in our nursery schools, both at a curriculum (as an introduction to the language) and extracurricular (and advanced) level.

We want to promote multilingualism to our students, not only to gain proficiency in other languages from a very young age (with the social benefits that this entails), but to promote neuronal stimulation and cognitive development: in this sense, there are numerous studies that demonstrate that speaking more than two languages improves children’s intellectual development, memory, and attention, and even their social skills and ability to relate to others.

In addition to the benefits of multilingualism, the study of Chinese is particularly beneficial.  Among other aspects, the tonal character of the Chinese language facilitates  a child’s intellectual development. Therefore, while Latin-influenced Indo-European language speakers (English, Spanish) only use the left hemisphere of the brain (responsible for analytical and problem solving skills…),  studying Chinese particularly stimulates these individuals’ right side of the brain, more connected to the world of music, emotions and senses.

We also believe that it is very important for your children to learn about the language and culture of China, a country of great potential.  Chinese can be very easy to learn, if learnt from a young age, but can be very difficult to learn when the student is older.

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Did you know … ?

Why the Chinese language is so beneficial for children

  • … Pronunciation in the Spanish language covers a frequency range between 125 and 500 hz? In contrast, the Chinese language covers a frequency range between 125 and 8,000 Hz, which explains why the student should get used to the sound of this language at an early age, as doing so in the future will be very difficult, because of the frequencies of this language’s great dissimilarity with  those of the Spanish language. Hence the difficulty of learning Chinese for adults!
  • … Numerous studies show that the development of the right side of the brain (mainly stimulated by “tonal” languages such as Chinese) has significant implications, facilitating abstract child development, and even promoting compassion, empathy, the ability to detect nonverbal communication cues…?
  • … The “synapse” process (or connections between neurons during child development) is much more intense in children that speak chinese as a second language than in other children? This process encourages the development of the new neural networks in multilingual children, however they do not develop in monolingual children. This neural networks can be used to achieve proficiency of new languages as well as other critical aspects of child development (cognitive, capacity for abstraction …)

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