Teaching Philosophy & Mission
Not every parent will be able nor would want to send their child to a full- time immersion school for various reasons. However, today’s modern parent knows the value in and still would like to use the window of opportunity of a child language acquisition abilities. It takes hundreds of hours of study to learn a language through immersion, so how do we teach a child with less time per week?
We use immersion techniques. This doesn’t always mean 100% immersion all the time, but more importantly, that nothing is translated into English. Our lessons and class size is designed to give children ample time to derive meaning through context. There are many private language programs out there that are able to introduce ‘notions’ of a language to your child, by teaching colors, numbers, and animals that seem to float in space. Culture Club’s unique after-school program and teaching style was designed to give your child more immersion ‘time’ for your dollar.
We are confident that when children are given the time to settle into a second language environment, where they are building community with their classmates, they are more comfortable and quicker to start using the language. And they will be using complete sentences from day one!