Speaking more than one language shapes a brain for a lifetime, and according to Gigi Luk, an associate professor at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education, research shows that kids who practice a second language -even in late childhood- benefit with lifelong skills.
Children up to age 15 are welcome this summer at Houston area Crossing Borders immersion language summer camps where students at all levels (ages 4 through 15 years old) will dive into a second language.
Research touts that students who learn in an immersion environment gain more than just an additional language. They develop skills to help them succeed for a lifetime. Those skills include attention, empathy, reading, school performance, engagement, and diversity.
Campers at Crossing Borders have fun while making new friends and learning or improving a new language.
This Summer, Crossing Borders’ Location offerings:
Spanish Camp 4 – 12 years old. Age groups: 4 – 6 years old and 7 – 12 years old
English Camp 4 – 12 years old. Age groups: 4 – 6 years old, 7 – 12 years old
French Camp – very few spots are available for ages 4-5 years old
Mandarin Camp – very few spots are available for ages 4-5 years old
Spanish Camp Ages: 8 yrs. old +
English Camp Ages: 7 yrs. old +
We will also offer a Teen Camp (14 yrs. old +) in which campers will be grouped with our adult students during the morning session and afternoons will consist of interactive English language activities and games.
Spanish Camp Ages: 6 – 15 years old.
English Camp Ages: 7 yrs. old +
French Camp Ages: INTRO LEVEL CAMP 8 – 14 yrs. old
*Minimum purchase 2 weeks per student and space is limited.
About Crossing Borders
Language immersion is perfect for families who believe and understand the importance of diversity, culture, and the ability to speak more than one language in our global community. The Crossing Borders program not only teaches your child a second language, but also immerses them in different cultures.
At Crossing Borders, children are surrounded by other students, teachers, and staff from around the world, immersing them in the language they are learning, as well as different cultures and customs.
Crossing Borders passionate teachers and staff are fluent in English, Spanish, Mandarin, French, Arabic, and even Sign Language. It is amazing to see and hear the different languages coming together.
Crossing Borders International Preschool is one of the most well-known language immersion preschools in Houston, Texas, and offers a variety of programs and full-time pre-school year-round for children ages 18 months to 5 years old. The immersion program combined with a full academic curriculum provides children the opportunity to not only learn a second language but to prepare academically for their future. Crossing Borders International Preschool is committed to providing the best early education programs and childcare in Houston, TX.
-Language immersion (all day long) in the target language (Spanish, French, English, Mandarin)
-Native speaking teachers
-Examples may include, dance, snake shows, bubbles, bounce house, Daddy-Daughter Dance, Parents Night-Out, St. Valentines, and many more.
-Graduation ceremony, pictures, holiday shows, volunteer work, etc.
-Extended care programs to accommodate parents with early or late schedules
-Testing and evaluation for children, ages 3 through 6, into kindergarten. Our program enables us to monitor our students’ academic skills and development.
Click here for more information. www.crossingborderspreschool.com