why spanish immersion?

We believe that enrolling your child at Uno Dos Tres Academy is beneficial,

because we use and apply the Spanish language in an emotionally supportive environment that stimulates all the senses. Studies show that young children who learn a second language enjoy many additional cognitive benefits, such as enhanced problem-solving skills, enhanced spatial relation skills, and heightened creativity.

In addition, when children enjoy their environment and feel safe they absorb their surroundings and learn without even realizing it.

 

Why is an immersion program at the preschool level important? 

Enrolling your child at Uno Dos Tres Academy is beneficial because we use and apply the Spanish language in an emotionally supportive environment that stimulates all the senses. Studies show that young children who learn a second language enjoy many additional cognitive benefits, such as enhanced problem-solving skills, enhanced spatial relation skills, and heightened creativity. In addition, when children enjoy their environment and feel safe, they learn without even realizing it.

 

Is there any English spoken in the class? 

Yes. Uno Dos Tres is a bilingual school. Each teacher instructs at individual levels. Some classrooms speak 75% in Spanish, while other classrooms focus 100% in Spanish. The level is determined by the children’s comprehension and comfort. Children are encouraged to speak Spanish; however, we understand that children develop at different stages, therefore, we do not push for a child to speak in Spanish.   

 

How will my child understand what is going on in class? 

Your child will learn Spanish the same way they learn their first language. We use hand and body cues, stories, inflection, and facial signals to make clear what is being communicated. Throughout the day teachers incorporate; Spanish songs, games, circle time and group activities. Each teacher has their own individual approach, yet as a whole group—we focus on individualism and follow a child-center approach.

Is any prior exposure or knowledge of Spanish required? 

No. Children do not need to have prior exposure or knowledge of Spanish. We assume children coming to our preschool are being exposed to Spanish for the first time.  We welcome and encourage children who have prior knowledge of the Spanish language; as they tend to be natural helpers in the classroom.

 

Do we, as parents, need to know how to speak Spanish? 

It is not necessary that parents speak Spanish. The teachers instruct your child with proper pronunciation and grammar. Of course, having reinforcement at home is always an advantage, but children with little or no reinforcement of Spanish at home are just as successful in immersion programs as those with native speakers at home. Teachers will provide parents with monthly vocabulary words and our monthly curriculum.

ADDRESS

SELLWOOD
8636 SE 17th Ave
Portland OR 97202

info@unodostresacademy.com

Tel: 503.231.0123

ST. JOHNS

5507 N Lombard St

Portland OR 97203
info@unodostresacademy.com

Tel: 971.865.5964

HOURS

Monday - Friday

8:30am–5:00pm

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