Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search


Albany Childcare has fun with Mandarin and Spanish


25 September 2013

Albany Childcare has fun with Mandarin and Spanish for Preschoolers

The first term of teaching Preschoolers a second language is wrapping up on a high at Kids Planet Childcare in Albany.

“We recently introduced an extra-curricular extension programme to teach four year olds a second language.” Says Manzine Guo – Languages Teacher. “Nearing the end of this term, parents and teachers were amazed how quickly young children picked up these language skills. The children can now say common phrases, know a number of words and meanings and have a good grasp of basic conversation.”

Research has revealed that young children have an immense capacity for learning new languages and exposure to a foreign language in a child’s formative years has been proven to raise their IQ level, while also having a positive impact on their overall learning experience.

The programme is held in the centre’s recently completed, purpose-built languages classroom and is taught by experienced, specialist teachers from the long-established LCF Fun Languages and Music Programme.

Both programmes are based around an interactive framework, utilising a range of games, role play, drama, music and movement - with the learning outcomes and methods of teaching a perfect fit with the centre’s existing Te Whariki curriculum.

Enrolments are now being taken for term four which is strictly limited to 10 places.


© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


Howard Davis: Review - 'I, Daniel Blake' - Ken Loach's Bleak Masterpiece

'I, Daniel Blake' is a bleak masterpiece, a chilling and moving story of two people striking up an unlikely friendship under extremely adverse circumstances. It is both a polemical indictment of a faceless benefits bureaucracy that strips claimants of their humanity by reducing them to mere numbers, and a celebration of the decency and compassion of ordinary people who look out for one another when the state has abandoned them. More>>

Howard Davis: Review - A Girl Named Mo

Moana Ete brought her three-piece band A Girl Named Mo to Wellington's intimate and iconic Bats Theatre last week for a five-night residency. Each show was recorded and filmed live for the release of her debut album 'Platonic/Romantic' on Loop records later this year. More>>

For The Birds: Who Will Be Crowned Bird Of The Year?

The competition involves well-known and enthusiastic New Zealanders acting as ‘campaign managers’ for their favourite birds with many going to great lengths to get New Zealanders to vote for their chosen bird... More>>


  • Greening the Red Zone - Bird of the year heats up: kōtare concedes, backs kea
  • Image Out-Link - Giselle Clarkson on Twitter

  • Gordon Campbell: On Bob Dylan's Nobel (And The Surplus)

    So Bob Dylan has just won the Nobel Prize for… Literature? Wow. I’d be just as happy if he’d won for his work on particle physics (“One Grain of Sand”, “Simple Twist of Fate”) or got the Economics prize for his work on the theory of contracting (“Don’t Think Twice Its Alright”) ... More>>


    Scoop Review Of Books: Whose Goat Was That?

    Mysterious Mysteries of Aro Valley is a sharp, satirical and sometimes downright scary romp through and around that valley in ways that made me question the realities of the places I thought I knew so well. More>>


    NZ On Air TV Funding: More Comedy Comes Out Of The Shadows

    Paranormal Event Response Unit is a series conceived by Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi as a TV spin-off from their highly acclaimed feature film What We Do In The Shadows. More>>


    Get More From Scoop



    Search Scoop  
    Powered by Vodafone
    NZ independent news