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Why Spanish Immersion?

A Spanish Immersion Program offers students the ability to become bilingual at a very young age. Young brains are hard wired to acquire language. Taking advantage of the window of opportunity between birth and adolescence allows a child to optimize his or her language learning potential, and speak the second language with a native accent.

Tierra Encantada students will be able to speak and understand both English and Spanish. Unlike learning a language later on in life, young children typically do not feel inhibited or scared to speak a new language. Research shows that bilingual students gain additional academic, cognitive and employment benefits later in life. Research shows that students who study a second language score higher on average than their monolingual peers.

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