Studies have shown that learning a second language offers many benefits. It raises a student’s verbal skill not only in their second language, but in their first as well. It can raise their test scores in other subjects, such as math and reading. It helps students to communicate better with cultural groups other than their own. And it can give them a huge advantage when it comes to the job market. Giving your child the gift of a second language is like giving them the key to a door leading to many new opportunities.
Mandarin is now the most widely-spoken language in the world, and fluent speakers are needed in areas of science, commerce, and technology. The Toronto Chinese Public School is dedicated to helping students effectively learn this valuable skill. Classes are taught using a rich variety of learning tools, introducing practical and classical Chinese written texts alongside traditional Chinese art and story-telling, and promoting a deeper and more complex understanding of the language and Chinese culture. Our Montessori approach encourages the development of important social and behavioural skills, while also encouraging a student’s own curiosity and desire to learn.