Having a perfect level of English is vital and will increasingly be so in the future. A level that can only be achieved with total immersion, from a young age, because people are unable to perfectly master a language learning in an academy or studying a year abroad in their teens. In fact, from 0 to 3 years old, the brain is in the process of developing and maturing, and it is the most intensive period in the acquisition of speech and language skills. That’s is why more and more families invest in the future of their children by enrolling them in a school with 100% English language immersion from Early Years or even before.
Júlia enrolled her daughter in Gresol Kids, Gresol’s nursery school, and this year she will go to PK3. And she does it with incredible knowledge: “English is like Catalan or Spanish to her. She still does not know what she understands and speaks three languages”. As an adult, her daughter will leave with the same advantage as the millions of natives in English of the world, something that even those who work daily in this language will never have.
The risk of a pandemic
You can only master a language if you start studying it from an early age, sooner rather than later. It is then when we must begin to give our children all the tools to forge a successful future, to acquire the necessary knowledge to succeed, with the skills that will allow them to develop in full in our global world. But many parents are aware that going abroad to study abroad will be more difficult than ever over the next two years because of the pandemic.
Total command of the language
An international and American school like Gresol not only offers the teaching of the language and its corresponding practice, but a deeper learning, for greater and better understanding, and with the development of different skills. And at a time like today, it offers a security that families appreciate.
Given the uncertainty generated by the coronavirus, sending children to study abroad does not seem the safest. Right now, the best option is to ‘study abroad’ but being at home, with all the advantages that this entails and with the security of a known and controlled environment.
Language opens the mind to diversity
Studying abroad is beneficial to learn and master the language, to learn about new cultures, and to add a differentiating element to the curriculum. Something that also grants studying at an international school such as Gresol, a center with full English immersion from the early stages, with an international atmosphere, a diverse community, and with teachers, among others, from the United States, Great Britain, Australia, that bring different nuances of the English language.
Accreditations respected by leading universities across the globe
In addition to total English immersion, Gresol offers innovative educational methodologies, highly qualified teaching staff, and the best international education, as accredited by Cognia, the world leader in certification of American educational institutions that seek excellence. Studying at an international school like Gresol will open many doors for our children’s future: they will be able to graduate by achieving the National Baccalaureate and the International Baccalaureate (ib), which is accepted by the most prestigious universities around the world. How can we reject such an option?
A safe, motivating, creative environment
There is nothing better than studying in facilities surrounded by nature, close to the urban center but far from downtown. A place where students can enjoy a relaxed atmosphere. In an incomparable environment. With large outdoor areas, where they can practice sports, one of the pillars of our educational system, along with our Advanced Music & Arts Programs.
First-level extracurricular activities without leaving the center
Gresol also offers the possibility of carrying out extracurricular activities in its facilities, with a program designed to awaken, encourage and enhance multiple intelligences without the need to leave school and to make the most of the time available to our boys and girls.
Sports activities, music, art and science are some of the proposals on offer during school hours. “My children arrive home in the afternoon having already done all the extracurricular and, in addition, they do them with their friends at school,” says Marta, mother of Gresol. “It is not necessary that I take them to the academy, the conservatory or point them to sports. At Gresol they have it all.”