Licensed Chinese/English Preschool and Child Care Service
Welcome to Our Program!
May’s Chinese School is a high-quality child development program. We not only provide immersion Chinese language teaching, but also provide age and developmentally appropriate curriculums and best opportunities for your child’s physical, social, and emotional development.
Playing in the Cobblestone
Farm and Museum
What Makes Us Unique?
So give us a call or send us an email (firstname.lastname@example.org). We are confident that we can make a big positive difference in your child’s future.
Mastering multiple languages is becoming more and more important in this very competitive and ever-globalizing world. Chinese langauge becomes more and more useful, because China's economy is huge and expanding rapidly (In 2010, China’s GDP growth was 10.456 percent, totaling US$ 5,745.13 billion, and is expected to increase 11.79 percent in 2011 to US$ 6,422.28 Billion. Forecasts for 2015 predict China’s GDP to reach US$ 9,982.08 billion, growing 10-12 percent per year between 2010 and 2015. http://www.economywatch.com/world_economy/china/)
Learning a new language is much easier for kids than it is for adults, because children hold a unique ability to master a second language. At about 7 months, a baby's brain starts long-term memory development. This is the beginning of what scientists and linguists call a child's critical period. From this stage until around age 12 or 13, when the brain begins losing its plasticity, children have their greatest potential to absorb and retain language skills.
Here are some facts about children’s language learning: An 18-month-old might say about 25 words. By the age of 24 months, this baby might say 300 words. At age of 3, she could use 900 words to conduct complex communication. When she is 12 years old, her reading vocabulary could be near 50,000 words!
What are the important findings of some scientifically based researches?
"Studies conducted with middle-class balanced bilinguals in "additive" environments, where both languages are prestigious, have generally reported that bilinguals showed a higher level of cognitive performance than monolinguals. In these studies, bilinguals showed higher levels of general intellectual skills, higher levels of divergent thinking, a more analytic orientation to language and greater sensitivity to feedback cues." (Cummins, J. (1977). The cognitive development of bilingual children: A review of recent research Retrieved. P.56)
Exploring at Buhr Park
At May’s Chinese School, we use immersion style to teach the children Chinese language. That means children learn by doing and playing with interpersonal language contexts. Over the years, May has taught hundreds of school language children and tutored dozens of learners (from toddlers to seniors who are in their 70s) and has found out that immersion style is the best method for second language learning and younger brains are easier to learn that.
So, it would be really sad if you, as a parent, were to let your child's prime time for learning a new language slip away! Parents, let’s work together as a team in our program to help your children master a second language and build brighter futures.