Improve problem-solving skills
Whenever we learn something new, it is seen as a problem to overcome. With language learning, this is amplified by the fact that the problem being solved is communication. It is one of the most unique opportunities and when done at a young age, it can have a profound impact on how kids approach all problems.
When learning a new language, kids are constantly challenged to communicate in a new way, which leads them to learn to think on their feet and find creative solutions when they don’t know the right word or phrase. These are skills that will benefit them long after they leave camp and are skills that translate to other areas outside of language learning. The problem-solving skills they learn speaking a new language will serve them greatly in many other areas of their lives!
Have fun while learning
Studies have shown that, when students are engaged and motivated, they have higher levels of understanding. An educational summer program could be just the thing to tick these boxes.
Summer language programs are designed to be fun. They are designed to be interactive. That doesn't mean they aren't designed to teach. The structure of summer language programs makes them the perfect time for kids to learn. And they'll be learning while having fun, which means they are more likely to want to keep learning!
Develop great empathy
Finally, summer language programs help kids become more empathetic people. When they’re immersed in another culture and trying to communicate with people who speak a different language, they quickly realize that we all have different perspectives and experiences. They learn to be patient and understanding, and they develop a deep respect for others. These are invaluable lessons that will stick with them long after camp is over.
So, if you’re looking for a summer program for your kids that will provide them with skills and experiences that will last a lifetime, consider signing them up for a summer language program! They’re sure to have an incredible time while they learn, grow, and make new friends from all over the world.