What is language immersion?

Do you want to give your child the opportunity to learn and speak a language fluently? Let your child discover the unique experience of language immersion. It is an experience that can be done abroad as well as locally, and you will feel the change very quickly.


Language immersion is a very effective way to assimilate a foreign language, especially if you want your child to speak like a native speaker. Indeed, there is no better way to assimilate a language than talking to people who have it as their mother tongue. This is why language immersion is inseparable from the language stay, because the child must be completely separated from his or her mother tongue during the immersion. He or she will learn from experience and will very quickly overcome the language barrier. Thus, he will very quickly assimilate new words and sentence structure through discussions with his host family. In addition, he will unconsciously integrate language tics, those particularities that distinguish a native speaker from a person who is simply studying the language.


The main advantage of language immersion is of course the acquisition of a foreign language. This acquisition differs from the course at school because it is outside the ordinary context of learning, revision and examinations. Indeed, the child will enjoy discovering the language, expressing himself or herself and making it his or her own. Moreover, he overcomes the fear of the unknown and the fear of being seen negatively if he asks questions when he does not understand, which will be useful to him for the rest of his life. Moreover, linguistic immersion cultivates curiosity, because he must exchange and ask around him to evolve. This, in addition to making him curious, will make him more open to others, qualities that are important both for the school curriculum and for life in society. Moreover, linguistic immersion forces the brain to function more, which increases the capacity for concentration. Indeed, whether it is to memorize words or to use non-verbal communication at the beginning of immersion, it requires concentration and imagination.


Given all the advantages that language immersion can offer, it is very tempting. And you don’t have to hold back, because it’s simpler than it sounds. Can’t or won’t you send your child abroad? You don’t have to worry – language immersion can be done locally. You can opt for a bilingual class. Since the child is, for the vast majority of the time, at school, language immersion can be done there. Are you not satisfied with this? A language stay with a foreign family living in France is also interesting. Don’t forget also the solar language stays, which are short but very rich.

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