Bilingual Education Is The Next Big Trend In The Czech Republic
A bilingual education strengthens children’s social and cognitive competences. Photo: Pexels
Brno, Sep 17 (BD) – More than ever, schools are adopting the system of two-way immersion educational programs that break the traditional way of learning a second language. There are a lot of benefits in this learning method when started at young age, according to the research.
A Harvard study found that learning other language at a young age “increases children’s creativity, mind flexibility and critical thinking skills,” a headteacher Catherine Ford told UK daily Telegraph.
Bilingual programs are not all about mastering two languages. It brings long-term social advantages as empathy, positive cross-cultural understanding and in the future, it opens up employment possibilities. In the cognitive field, it reduces signs of brain atrophy responsible for disorders such as Alzheimer.
As Brno becomes the second home of many foreigners in Czech Republic, there is an increasing number of schools that adopt bilingual or immersion program. Has this learning system sparkled your interest? Here, there are some examples of schools in Brno that use this educational method:
- International School of Brno
- English Preschool Brno Campus, Brno – University campus of Masaryk University
- MŠ Safirka, ZŠ Pavlovská 16, 623 00 Brno–Kohoutovice
- Sluníčko – Montessori, Šrámkova 14 63800, Brno-Lesná
- Čejkovická 10, Brno-Vinohrady