Third Language Program

The benefits of learning Mandarin as a Third Language

The third language program at The Giles School offers higher academic achievement, specialized cultural knowledge and versatile communication skills that expand mental, cultural, and global possibilities.

Continuous and early exposure to a third language through daily instruction allows children to attain rapid verbal and written fluency with native-like grammar and pronunciation.

There is a clear continuum between the length of multiple language study and better scholastic attainment. When young children learn several languages, they start to look at the world from dramatically different perspectives because they have acquired such a broad range of processing strategies.

Research has indicated that where the Western cultures approach analytically, Eastern cultures approach holistically. Sequential, relative analysis is complemented when the whole is considered. Larger education strategies emerge from challenging both of the brain’s hemispheres and this starts with early third language acquisition.