Our key element in our curriculum is daily communication in English. As learning is not yet conscious at this age, children learn foreign languages similar to their native language.
There are steps to achieve the knowledge of a foreign language. First the child understands later integrates the words into his/her vocabulary and then starts to communicate. Thus acquiring a new language becomes natural for the child. The focus is on communication where expressions, phrases form everyday real life situations are used. There is no pressure, no teaching, just acquiring. The informal chat is combined with games, songs, creative activities and physical exercises.
The role of the native speaker is essential as the child is “forced” to use the acquired vocabulary and phrases. The use of non-verbal means (miming, imitation, intonation etc.) helps to improve the understanding and speech. Correct pronunciation is automatically acquired which is inevitable and gives a huge help later when it comes to learning a foreign language consciously. A mutually accepting, cooperating and interdependent tight relationship is developed between the native teacher and the child.
Moreover, the children socialize in a multilingual environment which teaches the children to be more open, understanding and respectful. Meanwhile they get to know new traditions and customs.
As we are aware of the fact that each child varies in personality, creativity, talent and is unique we pursue an education where we consider the different needs, skills, abilities and development levels in order to deploy the child’s emotion, intelligence, social behavior in a sincere, caring and loving environment. Our objective is to let children develop in their own pace, let their creativity freely expand and help them become an open-minded, reliable, cooperative and self-motivated person.