Parents want their children to be fluent in Chinese and English and to receive a Western-focused education. But the fact is that most of the schools are often traditional
Bilingual learning has more advantages
Parents want their children to be fluent in Chinese and English and to receive a Western-focused education. But the fact is that most of the schools are often traditional and burdened with heavy homework, which makes it difficult to cultivate students' desire to explore knowledge. International schools, which focus on cultivating curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, find it difficult to take Chinese into account. At this time, bilingual school is the best choice.
The global pandemic makes some parents hesitate: if they have no plan to go abroad, should they still choose international education? From the current and future development trends, global integration is an irreversible trend. Good enterprises from all over the world will need people with strong language ability, understanding of different cultures and traditional cultural roots to enter China or to conduct foreign business of good enterprises in their own countries. Multilingual and multicultural education will largely influence children's future development.
Studies have shown that people who are bilingual or multilingual have greater mental flexibility, stamina and tenacity. Bilingual lessons can enhance a child's brain function because it requires understanding and differentiating the meaning of different languages and communicating in multiple languages. They will gain stronger innovative thinking, pattern recognition and problem solving skills needed for their future study and work. At the same time, bilingual learners will have a deeper understanding of language learning, especially their mother tongue. These advantages begin to show in students and continue into adults.
“What matters is how you define bilingual education”
"Bilingualism" is a very hot word, for us, bilingualism is not just language, we want children to be able to think, express, even dream mumbling, which is the subconscious expression in Chinese and English. "Double" is both bilingual and bicultural. Therefore, a good bilingual education model is very important. It needs to retain the high requirements of China's national curriculum standards while drawing on the essence of many excellent courses to create an immersive bilingual learning environment for students.
But more important than bilingual education is the cooperation of Chinese and foreign teachers. They must believe in bilingual education and understand its importance. Both chinese and foreign teachers are equally important. They must accompany the students and make teaching plans together. An equal and cooperative relationship between the two teachers is very important, which is fundamental to ensuring the quality of bilingual education.