SAN FRANCISCO — Over half of the world’s population speaks two or more languages. Being bilingual isn’t just practical for communicating when traveling abroad, it has many more benefits!
Immersion at an Early Age
Learning a second language takes effort, especially when the learning happens during teenage years or adulthood. But during early childhood, the human brain is wired to learn language.
The earlier a child starts learning a second language, the greater their chances of achieving full fluency.
There are numerous options nowadays for multilingual education, but immersion is, by far, the most effective to achieve linguistic as well as cultural fluency.
For the last 40 years, Ecole Bilingue de Berkeley, a pre-K to 8th grade school, has offered an innovative international curriculum taught daily in English and French, complemented by language instruction in Spanish and Mandarin starting in Middle School.
As a pioneer in dual immersion movement in the Bay Area, French American school Ecole Bilingue de Berkeley has a unique expertise in educating bilingual students.
EB is one of the most academically challenging PS-8th grade private schools in the Bay area, and enjoys a very strong high school and college placement track record.