Nowadays, more of the world’s population is bilingual or multilingual than monolingual. In addition to facilitating cross-cultural communication, this trend also positively affects cognitive abilities. Researchers have shown that the bilingual brain can have better attention and task-switching capacities than the monolingual brain, thanks to its developed ability to inhibit one language while using another. Bilingualism has also positive effects at both ends of the age spectrum: Bilingual children as young as 7 months can better adjust to environmental changes, while bilingual seniors can experience less cognitive decline.
It is Eagles on the Rock Academy’s goal to provide a nurturing, godly and challenging learning environment in French, Spanish and English, in order to shape tomorrow’s citizens of the world. We seek to develop initiative, integrity, imagination, an inquiring mind, self-knowledge, interpersonal skills, and the ability to feel and recognize truth on different levels.
We use the best holistic approaches and recognize that children have multiple intelligences, we will nurture and encourage in French, Spanish, and English, the development of 5 kinds of learning:
–cognitive – intellectual activity, associated with the left brain
–creative – intuitive activity (the arts), associated with the right brain
-structured physical movement and unstructured, self-directed play
–handwork, making things that can be useful
-engagement with God, nature and community.
In conjunction to the high-level French program, the English and Spanish Curricula are recognized and demanding