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Language immersion from three years old
Coruña British International School

You are concerned about your children's future and you want them to start speaking languages as soon as possible, and you know that the best way to do this is through immersion. If you are one of those who wonder how to achieve a fluent and spontaneous conversation in a language like English, not being a native speaker, is it possible to teach English at the same time as Spanish or any other language when children are very young, when they are from zero to six years old? With patience, yes.  The solution is linguistic immersion to give them the opportunity to learn the language, and through a British school it is possible!

One of the main concerns of parents regarding their children's education lies in the importance of language learning today.  It is widely known that childhood is one of the best times to learn languages. When we are very young, we learn our native language without having to study grammar, vocabulary or go to a language school. Then at school we are helped to perfect the language and learn to write it, and if that effort is made in two languages, two languages are learned.

To teach a foreign language you have to create an environment in which the linguistic immersion is similar to that of the native language. This is possible even if parents are not fluent in English by choosing a British school, one of the most prestigious education systems in the world, which is why in recent years there has been a notable increase in the number of students from outside the UK enrolling in British schools and universities in search of a quality, future-oriented education. Why not offer it from the age of three? The best way for young children to learn a language is to talk to them and interact with them, to learn by playing with daily routines, having fun at playtime, learning maths or chemistry. That is precisely what a British school in Spain offers: daily language immersion, living at home.


What is English language immersion?

The generic definition is that it is an intensive exposure to the language through living in a community that speaks it on a regular basis. And that is precisely what we achieve at Coruña British International School. One of the most effective methods of learning English quickly and achieving bilingualism by practising English from an early age. If you are wondering what options there are for this type of immersion, read on!

Through a broad and balanced curriculum that goes beyond the purely academic, at Coruña British International School we build a deeper experience of the world. This fosters an environment in which each student can discover and develop their own talents and appreciate the perspectives and gifts of others.

The icing on the cake of the language immersion we offer at the school is study abroad. CBIS  students can study for an academic year at Stonar School (England), one of the Globeducate British International Schools. Stonar is a boarding school, renowned for its excellent teaching. An exchange allows pupils to gain confidence, improve their English and acquire a global mindset by broadening their horizons and meeting new friends.