In the words of the famous phrase, “The sooner, the better.” The ability to learn a foreign language diminishes with age! As we age, acquiring the skill of speaking a foreign language, just like native speakers, becomes increasingly challenging. In one of the most extensive linguistic studies involving over 660,000 participants, researchers from three Boston universities demonstrated that children have the capacity for effective second language learning until the age of 18. This is approximately a decade longer than suggested by earlier research! (more…)
A child’s mind is like a sponge and absorbs everything with maximum strength! The early years of life are the best time to immerse a child in the English language!
Learning a foreign language is possible at any age! However, the earlier your child is exposed to the language (or better yet, languages!), the greater the chance that they will not only speak fluently but even think in that language.
Many people often confuse language schools or kindergartens with bilingual or trilingual institutions, but they do not necessarily mean the same thing. In a trilingual kindergarten or trilingual primary school, the focus is not solely on learning two foreign languages; rather, classes are conducted in two languages!
Calling all ITSW students! Join the excitement of the ITSW Summer Contest and unleash your linguistic talents for a chance to win big!
AT ITSW, the one person one language method (OPOL) has been used as a strategy to immerse students in the trilingual system. Native teachers from all over the world speak solely their language of origin in order for the students to surround themselves with the mother tongue.
In the period of July 3 – 09 this year, four teachers had the opportunity to take part in a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics) and CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) training in Burgos, Spain. The workshop was organized as part of the eTwinning SeLFiE Project.
ITSW is hosting educational classes every Saturday for all Ukrainian children, currently staying in Warsaw, free of charge . They are classes from the integrated Ukrainian curriculum for grades 1 to 3 and language and literature for grades 4th to 8th. All classes are in Ukrainian.
Multilingualism has only advantages. Moreover, the advantages are visible on different levels. The use of more than one language, of course, allows for more effective communication.