Patricia Kuhl: The linguistic genius of babies
MABIS offers instruction in three languages – English, Mandarin and Thai. Our classrooms are designed to foster the acquisition of a second or third language in a seamless way through a combination of Montessori materials and Chinese, English and Thai-speaking teachers. Children are also introduced to culture through celebrations and a rich array of activities.
By introducing your child to multiple languages during this sensitive period of development, you are providing them with a wonderful opportunity for growth and understanding in the increasingly global community.
Neuroscience research supports Maria Montessori’s discovery of the sensitive period for learning languages which is from birth until 6 years old. Watch this video clip of Patricia Kuhl co-director of the Institute for Brain and Learning Sciences at the University of Washington.