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Why Early Japanese

Our brains have a special critical period for language and literacy development that wanes markedly by 6 years of age (McCain & Mustard, 1999). This means that it’s much easier and effective to learn other languages during this unique early window of opportunity, than later on as it becomes steadily harder (Kuhl et al, 2005).

Long-Term Benefits

Recent brain research also identifies important long-term cognitive benefits that accrue from early start languages exposure including markedly enhanced abilities in key reasoning skills and in general literacy and numeracy. Early start foreign language learning can also be a valuable basis from which to learn any other language later in life.

We now know that early childhood experiences affect the developing child’s biology in ways that can influence health, well-being and competence decades later.  That’s why neuroscientists have been calling for foreign language learning opportunities for young children since the early 1950s – and why Learning Adventures’ programs are especially designed for our younger learners.