Kindergarten Readiness

Advantage, or Disadvantage: Starting your child in Kindergarten at age 5 Every child is ready to start kindergarten when they turn five right? Many parents, including my own, thought that their child is ready to start. Granted, the child may be ready academically, but what about developmentally? Kindergarten is the first step on a child’s academic […]

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THE CLASS CEILING and THE ADVANCED STUDENT

Though many of us are familiar with the term “the glass ceiling,” some have never heard of the class ceiling and yet it affects our students’ everyday. Much like the glass ceiling, it represents an unspoken, invisible barrier to progress, success and advancement. In the academic world, it refers to the barriers and limits that […]

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Flash Cards on the Go: Going Digital with Learning

Do you have an iPhone, iPad, smart phone, or other digital device? You probably answered YES, and now you can take your flash cards with you! As the world around us becomes increasingly “paperless,” it comes as no surprise that this has influenced the classroom and how we view education. iPads are becoming a staple in […]

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It pays BIG to be bilingual!

Being Bilingual Pays…..BIG. And keeps you young! Nowadays, successful, business executives in the U.S. come from all walks of life and educational backgrounds. You would be hard pressed to find two that share the same working experience. However, there is one characteristic that unites them all: They are ALL bilingual, and in most cases, multilingual. […]

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Pre-K Around the World

Pre-K Around the World: How does the U.S. measure up? According to the results of a study conducted by Education at a Glance 2012, in the European Union, 83% of 4-year-olds were enrolled in preschool. In contrast, only 69% of U.S. 4 year olds were enrolled in preschool. Of the top fifteen countries included in […]

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The Best Language for Learning Math

What’s the best language to learn Math? It’s not English! The English Language: Confusing, Contradictory and Difficult English is known as the most difficult language to learn. It is based on an alphabet whose pronunciation is far from phonetic in the written word. With its countless rules of grammar it has become to be known […]

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When is the best time for my child to learn another language?

Early Language Acquisition: When is the best time for my child to learn another language? Language is the one trait that is uniquely human. As adults, we often marvel at child’s ability to acquire a second language with ease and are left wondering: “Why is it so easy for children to pick up another language […]

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Why use the Spalding Program for Language Arts?

Why use the Spalding Program for Language Arts? This is one of the most frequently asked question by prospective parents. The answer, quite frankly, is because it works! Independent studies have confirmed what the creator and advocates of Spalding have been saying for the past twenty-nine years: A recent four-year study performed at Arizona State University […]

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Language Immersion vs Language Classes

Perhaps we don’t have to convince you of the benefits of learning a foreign language. But what’s the best way to go about it? What’s the best way to achieve fluency in the shortest amount of time? Are there really advantages to being bilingual, and are there advantages to full immersion, as opposed to learning via […]

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More Evidence Proves Being Multilingual Helps Your Brain

Research is consistently proving the cognitive benefits of learning a foreign language. Which of course we love, because we know linguistics is SO much more than cultural enrichment. That’s hugely important, don’t get us wrong – but the benefits extend far beyond being able to travel easier or sounding really smart at a dinner party.  A recent […]

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