Children may BEGIN the program at any age between 4 and 11. Emphasis is on listening and speaking.
French & Spanish Course Descriptions:
Global Child has published 24 different curricula in French and Spanish: 12 in Semester 1, 12 in Semester 2. When you finish Semester 1 of a particular curriculum, move on to Semester 2 of the same.
Play & Learn - designed for our youngest learners. Using Songs and movement, children act our many verbs and "visit" farms in France/Mexico. They learn the names of animals, act out the animals and chose a family member to accompany them. Classroom instructions (Sit down, stand up, statues, clean up) are taught with songs. "Duck, duck goose," pinning the tail on the various animals, fitting together animal puzzle pieces and a wolf chase are games children will enjoy.
Beginning Lower - Introduces basic concepts: counting, colors, greetings and good-byes, snack vocabulary, body parts, active verbs and a few questions. Songs reinforce vocabulary and encourage learning through movement. Weekly handouts provide review and opportunity for self-expression. Roll call phrases follow the "It's time to....." series, using expressions parents and children can use at home together.
Beginning Upper - Introduces basic language concepts: counting, colors, greetings and good-byes, snack vocabulary, body parts, common questions and answers. Upper differs from beginning lower course in several ways: more vocabulary is taught within each topic, there are fewer songs and the songs are more age appropriate, there are more games and games are more complex, and reading is introduced.
Theme classes, or continuing courses - Builds on concepts already taught in Beginning Lower or Beginning Upper. There is a different theme every year: "Home & Family," "School Life," or "Going Places." Listening and speaking skills continue to be emphasized, but opportunities for reading are expanded and writing is introduced. Chinese Course Descriptions:
Beginning Chinese, Level One - Introduces basic language concepts in Mandarin, with the use of games, rhymes and skits. Culture will be introduced in each lesson as well as familiarization of the Chinese characters. Beginning Chinese, Level Two –This is a continuation of Level One. (New students are welcomed) Basic language concepts in Mandarin are continued, with the use of games, rhymes and skits. Songs and handouts reinforce the topics covered: family, days of the week, feelings, directions. Culture will be introduced in each lesson as well as familiarization of the Chinese characters. Chinese Theme classes or continuing courses – Builds on concepts already taught in Beginning Level One & Two. There is a different theme every year: "Home & Family", "School Life", or "Going Places". Listening and speaking skills continue to be emphasized, but opportunities for reading are expanded and writing is introduced.