Lango’s Unique Teaching Methods
At the core of our classes are “challenges” that students complete in order to experience new vocabulary and grammar through movement, play acting, art and basic conversation. Initially, these challenges are quite simple, but as students are able to grasp more complex exercises, they begin to gain confidence and become proud of their growing knowledge.
Lango has developed a unique approach to teaching kids languages called Adventure Learning™ draws on three well-regarded methods and principles: Total Physical Response (TPR), The Rassias Method, and the theory of Multiple Intelligences.
- Employing TPR, we expose children to the target language and offer them a variety of ways to respond before actually speaking it. This mimics the way that children learn language naturally.
- The Rassias Method exposes learners to new languages through dramatic communication full of emotion and feeling – the surest way to ensure that students retain what they learn.
- The Multiple Intelligences theory suggests that learners acquire new information in a variety of ways: musical, verbal, tactile, visual, and other means.
With this approach at the root of how we teach kids, we make sure that in every class, our students are given many different ways to acquire and understand new sounds and concepts.
- NBCNEWS Research shows the important of learning a second language
- CNN: CNN: “Two Languages Make Your Brain Buff”
- CBS NEWS: “Sasha Obama Speaks Mandarin with President Hu Jintao” (President of China)
- STUDY: A joint Study conducted by Canadian Universities Concordia and York found that benefits of bilingualism emerge earlier than reported in previous research, stating that Toddlers who learn a second language from infancy have an edge over their unilingual peers. “Exposing toddlers to a second language early in their development provides a bilingual advantage that enhances attention control.
- SCIENCE DAILY: This article details the connection between learning new vocabulary and visual stimulus
- EDUCATION WEEK: A report on “No Child Left Behind” and single language abilities in children (article)
- FOREIGN POLICY: 9 Reasons Foreign Language Study is Great – Some side benefits of learning both a foreign language and a foreign culture