Languages, fun, children – they go together
Languages are the key to future success for today’s children. And that means they will benefit from languages no matter what career they follow. Every report stresses the importance of being multilingual and we must recognise this in order to prepare our children for the future.
Learning languages takes time and starting early is really important. If you have children at primary school, in KS1 or KS2, now is the time to build the foundations and let them develop a love for languages. It will make a difference.
Speak Like A Native’s language clubs equip UK primary school children with skills in Spanish, French, German and Mandarin that will benefit them in the future. And every session with us is fun. Languages, children and fun go together and that’s how we build the foundations that last a lifetime.
As parents we want to equip our children with skills that will last them a lifetime, ones that will help them thrive and prosper as they grow up and once they’re grown up. Like the ability to skip effortlessly from one language to another and to speak both like a native. Why? Because there’s never been a more important time to speak another language. And there’s no better time to learn languages than as a child, when discovering French, German, Spanish or Mandarin is quite literally child’s play.
Primary school is the best time to expose children to new languages. Without fear they become language problem solvers, getting used to new sounds and words as they play.
Being multilingual is a passport to opportunity. Equip your children now so that they can let their talents take them wherever they want to go to work, study, live and travel when they are older.
Explorers and Pathfinders Language Clubs for Primary Schools
Developed by our prize-winning team and described in The Times as a “psychological shift in language learning,” Speak Like A Native is all about the fun children can have at KS1 and KS2 with Spanish, French, German and Mandarin.
Children feel comfortable with our method, which reflects the natural way we all learn our first language and lets them build the foundations that will help in secondary school and benefit them for the rest of their lives.
We start by building the confidence they’ll need to survive and get by in a foreign language and then progress from there.
As they work on these problem solving skills, the first benefit is their immediate educational development. This leads on to being prepared for secondary school and then a lifetime reaping the rewards of being multilingual. It has to start somewhere and it does take time!
SLAN 360 – everything a primary school needs
Speak Like A Native helps primary, prep and pre prep schools with everything they need to bring languages into the culture of the school, such as –
- Language clubs
- Language Health Check
- 12-month all-school programme
- PPA cover
- Enrichment provision
- Cultural / language trips
Working with us helps your school develop in so many ways and takes into consideration stakeholders including parents, PTA, staff, governors and Ofsted. And, of course, everything we do benefits the children.
As citizens of the world, the pupils at Frith Manor School want to communicate in languages other than English. Speak Like a Native promotes the love and joy of languages … as opposed to rote learning stock words and phrases!
Leigh Carmichael, Head Teacher, Frith Manor Primary School
My son did two terms of Speak Like A Native in his last year at primary school and now has a lot more confidence that language learning is nothing to be feared. My daughter also began classes earlier this year and she loves it! Just signed her up for another term. It’s great to see how she’s trying to use the new words each week.
Maria Pecoff, parent – London