Nevertheless, I did expect a repetition at some point during the session but not during the whole session (an hour session).
With the second, and third session I noticed that it was back to basics. He was being taught basic things that he already knew. Sadly enough, I’ve come to the conclusion that the programs out there for Spanish immersion are just that “basics.” I’m already teaching my child to read, and write in Spanish. I had high hopes for this Spanish immersion program. I seriously thought of making recommendations to the language learning center, what do you think? Am I overreacting? Is my child too advanced? Or is the center not up to par with new language learners?
My recommendations are:
- Prior to joining a session provide a formal assessment of the person’s language skills.
- Offer a curriculum to the students with lesson plans, instructional content, materials, resources, and processes for evaluating.
After speaking to fellow multilingual, and linguist mommas I realized that I had set a very high expectation for this program. It is very hard for a language coach to teach at different levels in a group session. It is also very difficult to assess each learner’s individual needs. I have always been very happy with the language learning center, and this Spanish immersion program just proved to me what I have been knowing all of this time. That my baby has excelled beyond my own expectations in his acquisition of learning Spanish! 🙂