Curious Chinese

Have you heard of the many academic, cognitive, and cultural benefits kids receive when they learn a second language? The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages website lists many individual benefits for you to check out and each one links to a specific study that provided those results. Younger children are especially receptive to learning second languages.

Want to get your child started learning a second language? Try Curious Chinese, a class designed for young children to begin learning the basics of the Chinese language. Not only is a second language a valuable skill, Chinese is the most spoken language in the world according to Infoplease.

Curious Chinese class will be taught by Instructor Guilian, a native Chinese speaker, using a well reviewed curriculum. Guilian has two sons of her own and has experience teaching at the HuaGen Chinese school, in addition to her work as a scientist (Ph.D in Neuropathy and Physiology) at the University of Florida. She is looking forward to introducing children to a new language. Parents can attend this class with their children ages 3-10 on Sundays from 4-5pm at the Tower Road Branch starting on September 4. To keep up with the class from home, click here for the class website.

As always, this is a free program offered to the public. Check out our full fall calendar for more fun and educational offerings at the Tower Road Branch here.

Posted by AlixF on August 10, 2016