Language Classes

While the young child are learning his native or primary language, he also has a great aptitude for learning to speak and understand a second or even third language at the same time.

While the young child are learning his native or primary language, he also has a great aptitude for learning to speak and understand a second or even third language at the same time. This may surprise many adults who consider learning a second language to be difficult.

However, as Dr. Montessori said, the reason adults have difficulty learning a second language is because they are no longer in that sensitive period for language acquisition. What is difficult for adults can be quite simple for young children, who quickly acquire fluency and can develop nearly native pronunciation and intonation. There are generally two types of language programs taught in Montessori schools. The first and probably more popular, is exploratory classes in which children are taught the rudiments of vocabulary and grammar while being introduced to a new culture. These classes meet for a short period of time (often 30 minutes) once or twice a week, and they are intended as a basis for further learning.

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