What's the Hurry?
While we teach children of all ages and even adults, Children are in a critical period of spoken language development from birth to age six. Most adult conversational language is in place by the age of six. Children naturally strive to learn language in their own environment during this critical development stage. Exposure to sounds and tones in a second language would benefit children immensely in brain development and sets the stage for future learning opportunities. Chinese is unique with having four tones for each syllable with up to four meanings. Many adult learners struggle to master these tones, but young children can easily absorb and learn the intonation. Starting your child early will help “train” their ears in order to build the foundation for future language development.
At Philadelphia Chinese Academy, we firmly believe in effortless and fun bilingual education for children. This is why we start our weekend program with babies and after school programs with kindergartners! Kids before the age of six are eager linguistic geniuses and the sooner they start, the easier language learning will become. The launch of our preschool in 2020 will stay true to our philosophy. With our group of highly qualified native Mandarin Chinese educators and a set of specially designed teaching curriculum, learning will be fun, dynamic and effective.