Chester, NJ – August 18, 2011– Riding a surge of research showing that learning a foreign language early in life improves math and reading skills and SAT scores later in life, Foreign Language program Lango Adventures has begun teaching Mandarin Chinese, Spanish and French to kids ages 2 years -11 years in Chester Elementary Schools, Mount Olive Elementary School, Hope Church for our Summer Camp in Flanders and Valley Music Center in Long Valley and surrounding communities.
Bringing Lango to the Northwest NJ area is owner-operator and Chester NJ resident Agnes Beede. A mother of 6 Children who became convinced of the importance of learning new languages when traveling overseas, Agnes says that America falls far short when it comes to a key aspect of getting along in an increasingly global society.
Joining forces with San Francisco-based Lango, Agnes has hired native-speaking and certified teachers who use a proprietary curriculum, teaching classes in local schools, community centers and other facilities. Lango classes employ music, movement, playacting, games, reading and writing and art activities in a high-energy environment.
“We strive to reach every child in the manner that best suits their learning style,” continues Aggie. “We believe that every child should learn another language, and that every child can learn another language. Our teachers work really hard to ensure that we make good on this belief.”
Foreign language instruction among young children has indeed gained wide acceptance in recent years as numerous studies have shown that learning languages early in life impacts a child in a variety of ways. In addition to being able to speak the language devoid of accents that teenagers and adults typically appropriate, children benefit through accelerated cognitive development, which has been shown to result in stronger achievement in other subject, including math and reading, and even in higher test scores.
“When you’re learning a second language not long after learning your first, your brain isn’t so cluttered, and it’s not anchored to the sounds and patterns you already know,” says Aggie. “They say those little kids are like sponges, and it’s really true; I see it every day in our classes, as they soak it up readily and naturally. It’s a blast to watch happen.”
Fall classes will start in October 10, 2011 in different schools and child care centers in the Northwest area. Interested parents may sign up at www.lango4kids.com or contact Aggie Beede at 973-476-3137 - langoadventures@
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What is Lango?
Lango offers dynamic and engaging Spanish, French and Mandarin classes and summer camps to kids across the U.S.
Lango classes are a terrific way for kids ages 2 to 11 years of age to learn a foreign language! Our classes are packed with music, games, cultural learnings, arts and crafts and immersion activities - guaranteed to improve your childs' target language.