The critical period hypothesis claims that there is an ideal time window to acquire language in a linguistically rich environment, after which further language acquisition becomes much more difficult.

This window of time is considered to be from around 5 to 12 years old. This period is a great opportunity to experience different languages before children consider what language they would like to pursue in school.

This one week program will have class everyday from 9:00 to 11:50 including 10 minute breaks. Each day, students will take three 50 minute classes for each language.

We offer Spanish, Chinese and Japanese.

Spanish is an indo-european language and has similarities to English, which allows students to learn the language quickly.
It is a very important language to know in California as well. Chinese has rich history and culture, which makes it a great language to learn. It is also a tone language, so they are able to study sound variations as well. The Japanese language and culture are popular with young people because of animations, games, and cartoons. It is an Ural-Altaic language, which means that Japanese has a different word order. They can learn different ways to make sentences and learn different characters. Japanese is considered to use both the left and the right hemispheres in the brain.


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