Learning a foreign language is one of the best ways to get ahead in life; a leg up in terms of studying and, later, in the working world. At school, bilingual little ones become better multi-taskers and listeners, particularly when they start learning at a young age.
Want to find out more? Head to their helpful seminar on 27 November, Chinese and Multilingualism: Equipping your Child for Success. It’ll give mums and dads a real chance to learn about all the advantages, particularly if their kids have shown a real knack for picking up other tongues.
Hosted at the Hilton Hotel Ballroom, CIS’s talk will touch on all the benefits of being multilingual. There are lots of opinions knocking around about the pros and cons of learning a second or third language, and this event will set the record straight. How can they be so sure? By inviting world-renowned experts Helena Curtain and Huali Xiong to discuss the advantages and misconceptions about becoming mutlilingual from a young age.
With over 30 years of experience in teaching English to Chinese people and Mandarin to, well, everyone else, Huali Xiong heads up the Chinese language department at the Canadian International School. She’s also written the BIG Apple Chinese Programme – a best-selling series of reference books for Chinese teachers that are used by several prestigious schools around the world. Needless to say, it also forms the core of CIS’s primary Chinese curriculum.
Adding even more oomph to the talk is Helena Curtain – an expert on the methodology of teaching second languages and a whiz at developing curriculums. She’s one of the cutting-edge pioneers of immersion education in the United States and, having mastered a good number of languages herself, travels the world to plan curriculums for Mandarin, Japanese, French and Spanish programmes.
Together, these well-spoken ladies will deliver an exciting, enthusiastic seminar about the power of learning new languages, plus how to help your child get started and develop their multilingual skills at home.
Ready to take on the quest for knowledge for your kiddos? The ‘Chinese and Multilingualism: Equipping your Child for Success’ seminar will take place on 27 November at the Hilton Hotel Ballroom, Level 3, 581 Orchard Road. Register for the seminar online here.