Fairfax, VA (PRWEB) March 19, 2014
WHAT: Language Stars, the national leader in early childhood foreign language, and the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) will host a Parent Information Night for families interested in raising global children and starting their kid’s foreign language learning early. The evening will include a book signing and presentation by Stacie Berdan, author of “Raising Global Children,” which provides the rationale and concrete steps you can take to open up the world to young children and to do so in a fun and entertaining way. The event will feature:
- Presentation by Stacie Berdan, author of “Raising Global Children”
- Presentation by Marty Abbott, Executive Director of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
- Q&A with Stacie Berdan and Marty Abbott
- Language Stars full immersion demo in Spanish
- Book signing and refreshments
WHERE: The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
1001 North Fairfax Street, Suite 200, Alexandria, VA 22314
WHEN: Monday, March 24, 7-8:30pm
WHY: Instilling a global mindset is one of the most important things parents can do for their children – and for the long-term success of our country – according to Stacie Nevadomski Berdan and Marshall S. Berdan, husband-wife coauthors of “Raising Global Children.”
Highlighting the indisputable fact that globalization has created an interconnected world that demands that today’s children become globally competent adults to succeed, the Berdans provide the rationale and step-by-step actions on how to make it happen based on their own experiences and those of hundreds of other parents and educators who have raised global children.
The younger the child, the easier it is to learn a foreign language, because you’re tapping into the window of opportunity when a child’s brain is hardwired to learn any language naturally and easily. Studies have shown that knowing a foreign language carries lifelong benefits for children in all areas, from their socialization to their use of critical thinking skills. Investing in early language learning brings greater cultural appreciation, an ability to learn additional languages more easily and a competitive edge in future job markets in the global marketplace.
RSVP: No RSVPs are required. For more information call 571-970-2106
About Language Stars
Language Stars, the national leader in early childhood foreign language education, teaches foreign language classes for kids between the ages of 1 and 10 years old focusing on the window of opportunity between birth and 10 years of age when a child’s brain is hardwired to learn any language naturally and easily. Language Stars has 25 locations in the Chicago, Washington D.C. and Baltimore areas and is in 150 public and private schools, including preschools, elementary schools and middle schools. Language Stars currently reaches over 10,000 toddlers, preschoolers, and elementary students each week, helping them move toward proficiency in a foreign language, build cognitive skills and become sensitive to new cultures. For more information, visit http://www.languagestars.com.
About the ACTFL:
The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) is the national association for language education professionals from all levels of instruction and representing all languages. With more than 12,300 active members, ACTFL provides innovative professional development opportunities, acclaimed training and certification programs, and widely cited books, publications, scholarly journals, research studies and language education resources, including Foreign Language Annals and The Language Educator magazine. As part of its mission and vision, the organization provides guidance to the profession and to the general public regarding issues, policies, and best practices related to the teaching and learning of languages and cultures. ACTFL is a leading national voice among language educators and administrators and is guided by a responsibility to set standards and expectations that will result in high quality language programs.