|Q. Why should young children learn another language?
A. You might think that since children aren’t involved in international business dealings or frequent world travel that they don’t need to learn another language. After all, won’t they learn a language later on in high school?
|Q. What other benefits does language learning provide?
A. By incorporating multiple cultures into the Explor-A-World curriculum, children are exposed to a vast array of history, music, art and traditions that exist in the world. This experience fosters a greater appreciation of cultural diversity and helps to develop tolerance for cultural differences.
|Q. How long will it take to present the lessons in Explor-A-World?
A. The flexible nature of the lesson allows you to choose as many or as few of the suggested games, activities, and craft ideas to fill 20-60 minutes of time. Depending on the time that you have available, you may choose to present all the vocabulary and activities on one day during a longer session, or you may divide the lesson into shorter sessions over several days to complete all the activities. The choice is yours!
|Q. How will I know how to pronounce the vocabulary if I don’t speak the language?
A. Each vocabulary word includes an audio file of a native speaker as well as a written phonetic pronunciation guide to assist you in learning and teaching the proper pronunciation. You can learn along with the children you teach by practicing and listening to the downloadable audio files included in each lesson.
|Q. What support to you offer to teachers or parents using the Explor-A-World program?
A. You may contact Explor-A-World at any time with questions or concerns regarding the curricuclum, and we will soon have a website feature that will allow teachers and parents to share ideas and offer support to each other.