October 24, 2018

Foreign Language Success

Ways You Can Help Your Child Succeed

A parent’s attitude toward language learning is crucial to a child’s success. In an ever-changing world with shrinking borders and the ease of the internet, learning another language is definitely valuable. It's likely to help your child become a better thinker, to help him or her focus better, and can give a boost in salary as an adult.

Here are some ways you can aid your child on their language learning journey.

Have your child teach you a new word daily! Here at Cultured Kids Club, we provide a weekly vocabulary list for all of our themes. Ask your child to help you say it right; don't be offended if they laugh at your pronunciation. Having your child teach you is a great way to keep them learning.

Find videos, music, or books to help. This doesn't mean you have to go out and buy them. If your child has a favorite Netflix show, see if you can change the language to their target language, especially if it is something they have watched regularly in English. There are a plethora of videos and songs on YouTube. You can even ask your librarian if they have books in that foreign language!

Find cultural events connected to the language. Here in Columbus, we have a ton of ethnic festivals; some every weekend in the summer! Sometimes a quick Google search or even a Facebook events search can yield interesting and unique results.

Make time to practice. Ay, there's the rub! Lots of children have many activities every week; the best time to make sure they are practicing is immediately after homework (if they go to school), or even before dinner. You could play music while they're setting the table, or perhaps during their evening bath. Cultured Kids Club does offer registered students free worksheets to continue learning outside the classroom-- just make sure to set aside time for your child to do them!

Whatever you decide to do, make sure that your attitude is always positive! Your child will be more likely to see language classes as a priority if you do as well.

October 8, 2018

October 2018 News

After-School Enrichment

Have you signed up for our after-school language enrichment programs yet? We are learning all new vocabulary, conversation words, and everyday questions! CKC only repeats topics every three years! Come and join us after school!

Novice 1 Classes Enrolling Now

Our Novice 1 programs are great for elementary school students who are just beginning on their language journey. You can learn French, Chinese, or Spanish. This is a great class for beginners! Our programs focus on hands-on learning with native and fluent teachers. We offer programs in Hilliard, Powell, and Westerville; coming soon to Dayton and Cincinnati!

Día de la Hispanidad

Hispanic Day (Día de la Hispanidad) also known as National Day (Fiesta Nacional de España), celebrated on October 12, marks the day Christopher Columbus landed on an island that is now part of the Bahamas in the Caribbean in 1492. The king of Spain supervises the raising of the Spanish national flag in the center of Madrid on Hispanic Day. He and the prime minister lead a military parade after that. October 12 is known as Discovery Day in the Bahamas, Day of the Cultures in Costa Rica, Day of the Race in Argentina, Chile, and Mexico.

October 1, 2018

Happy National Day in China

China's National Day is celebrated on Oct. 1 every year to commemorate the founding of People’s Republic of China. On that day, lots of large-scale activities are held nationwide. The 7-day holiday takes place from Oct. 1 to 7. It is called "Golden Week”, during which many Chinese people travel around their country. Every year on Oct. 1, there is a special flag raising ceremony in Tian’anmen Square. The square is decorated festively with flags and portraits. Exactly at sunrise, uniformed troops march out to start the flag raising ceremony. Other activities, such as song and dance shows, firework displays, and calligraphy exhibitions are also held to celebrate the National Day.

National Day Coloring Page