Total English Teaching
Your baby has the ability to learn English...
If your baby is stimulated during the first months of life, he or she will learn English naturally and spontaneously.
By having fun with us your baby will speak English with the same ease and pronunciation as an English speaker, while becoming even better prepared for all kinds of learning.
Total English Teaching is, as its name suggests, a method of teaching the English language as a whole. In other words, the language is taught in its entirety, always taking into account the environment in which a child moves. This system does not consider the language in a fragmented way, but presents the whole of the grammatical structures in real and meaningful contexts for the children. In short, the language is presented to the child in the same way as the English language would be presented to a baby born into an English-speaking family.
WHY ENGLISH FOR BABIES?
For three good reasons, because children…
They can learn the grammatical structures of the English language quite naturally.
From birth to the age of three, a baby’s brain has the capacity to learn the grammatical structures of more than one language effortlessly and naturally.
This capacity disappears as we get older, so we must take advantage of this stage where the grammatical structures and phonetics of more than one language are engraved forever in their brains. Learning English as a foreign language for pre-school and school-age children gradually requires more effort.
No matter how good a computer is, the first thing you have to do is to put data into it, otherwise it will be useless. The more data you put into it, the more operations it will be able to carry out because it is ready for it.
The brain of a child at birth is the most perfect computer that exists, it is empty, waiting to be stimulated, and in its first months of life the more data we provide it with (stimulation) the more prepared it will be, as with a single stimulation it is a neuron that has already received a function in the brain and never disappears, it is there waiting to be needed.
Through learning English they receive early stimulation that will help them learn multiple intellectual activities.
Research shows that a baby’s brain grows twice as much if it is systematically exposed to a second language. This exposure produces and reinforces neurological connections that facilitate the baby’s intellectual development, not only for language learning, but also for different areas and for the rest of their lives.
They have the ability to acquire the pronunciation of an English speaker in a spontaneous way.
In the first months of life all children babble in the same way, whatever the language of their parents and place of residence. They are citizens of the world who are prepared to learn any language.
By 4 months of age, children can distinguish when spoken to in different languages. They also understand the meaning of words and phrases.
By 12 months of age, children have the ability to accurately reproduce sounds of any language they have been exposed to.
As we grow older, people lose the ability to pronounce certain sounds of a foreign language as a native speaker does.
In addition, through this system, children develop an affective relationship with the language, adults and other children who share in this learning.
Our aim is for the child to take advantage of this particularly significant age to incorporate the phonology and grammatical structures of the language without any effort, and achieve a high qualitative level. We also seek to generate a very positive and highly satisfactory experience with the language in order to favour future learning. Through learning English, the baby receives early stimulation that facilitates the learning of multiple intellectual activities.