Abc of bilingualism
NATURAL LANGUAGE LEARNING IN KINDERGARTEN
Our kindergarten is the only one of the oldest bilingual kindergartens in Warsaw . From the very beginning of its existence, i.e. since 2005, it has aimed at teaching English in a natural and non-stressful way, during normal everyday situations, games and educational activities. In this way, children assimilate the new language not as a separate creation, but as a part of the world they know and are familiar with. Such learning is not a burden for the child, it is a natural process similar to learning the mother tongue. The learning starts from the child’s first day in kindergarten.
LEARNING THROUGH A ORIGINAL PROGRAMME AND METHODS OF TEACHING ENGLISH BY CAMBRIDGE AND HELEN DORON
Years of experience have allowed us to develop our own Language Education Program “ABC of Bilingualism”. The program is correlated with the Polish Curriculum, which facilitates the acquisition of information in a twin-track approach. Education and upbringing in our Kindergarten takes place in a bilingual atmosphere. What does it mean? There are two teachers in each group, one communicates with children and conducts classes in Polish, the other in English. Like a bilingual family. The English teaching program is additionally expanded to include topics from the International Cambridge Program and classes using the Helen Doron method.
BENEFITS OF BILINGUAL EDUCATION IN CHILDHOOD
This form of learning contributes to the development of higher language competences in children, which, if maintained at a later stage, will lead to the foreign language becoming a tool for acquiring and extending knowledge.