Your child will learn English at Magic Years. However, our concern is not speed, but rather meaning and understanding.
The first goal for our children is to let them develop an understanding about themselves and how the world works. We aim to build confidence, a love for learning and the ability to have ideas and thoughts expressed clearly. While your child is developing their strong self and getting confident in the many areas of development – social, emotional, physical, cognitive – he/she is also learning to communicate both in their mother tongue as well as English.
This process takes time and each child has his/her own pace of learning and development. All of our children learn to communicate in English – some may take less time, some may take more time. But what’s important about this approach is that your child is not only learning to speak a language, but also developing a deeper conceptual understanding of what he/she is communicating and why he/she is saying it.
At Magic Years we focus on developing the whole child. We instill in our students the learning dispositions to thrive and succeed not only in our school, but in any setting beyond Magic Years.
Although, our recommendation is for your child to continue in an IB PYP school, we have seen many of our students excel in a variety of academic settings – American, British or Thai. This is due to the qualities and attitudes they espouse, such as confidence, enthusiasm, and commitment to learning.