Foreign Language

Language is a tool of creation, as shown by the depiction of the creation of the world in the Torah: "And God said, ‘Let there be light’ “ (Genesis 1:3).

At Einstein Academy, we recognize the advantage of learning a second language at an early age, so we include daily language instruction into our program. According to the Center for Applied Linguistics, learning a second language at an early age has many benefits, including:

  • Has positive effect on intellectual growth (usually translating to higher math skills, better standardized test skills).

  • Enriches and enhances a child’s mental development (increased problem solving and critical thinking skills, more creativity, enhanced memory, improved multi-tasking abilities).

  • Leaves students with more flexibility in thinking, greater sensitivity to language, and a better ear for listening.

  • Improves a child’s understanding of his/her native language.

  • Gives a child the ability to communicate with people s/he would otherwise not have the chance to know.

  • Opens the door to other cultures and helps a child understand and appreciate people from other countries.

  • Gives students a head start in language requirements in college.

  • Increases job opportunities in many careers where knowing another language is a real asset.

 

At Einstein Academy, we believe learning Hebrew has an added benefit of further connecting students to Jewish heritage and Israel, so we offer Hebrew instruction.