Give your children the opportunity to learn a language spoken by over 500 million people around the world!
Maria is an experienced, qualified Spanish teacher who has been a primary school teacher and a private tutor (for adults and children) for the last seven years. Originally from Spain, she has lived in the UK for almost 20 years.
Maria studied tourism and worked for the Leeds Beckett University before she decided to become a Spanish teacher and shared the love for her native language and its culture and traditions. She completed the North of England Steiner Teaching Training two years ago and has taught in the Calder Valley Steiner School for the last 5 years. Maria enjoys travelling with her family, meeting new people and discovering new places.
Benefits of learning another language in children
Research shows children develop cognitive advantages such as better multi-tasking, problem-solving and critical thinking skills as well as increased creativity.
Young children are like 'sponges' in terms of learning new languages. The brains of children are developed to accept and learn any language and if they learn it early their competence of the language will be better.
Learning a foreign language opens the doors to more resources, more people, more places... and also opens the mind and makes children more tolerant and more appreciative of other cultures. It deepens a better understanding of humanity, of culture and enriches children's life.