LinguaMites Multilingual Education school
We are committed to raising a generation of South African children that are able to speak more than one language. We do this through various initiatives including the first trilingual preschool in South Africa based in Ferndale Gauteng (Chinese, English and isiZulu) for 2-5yr olds, Activity-based Afternoon Programmes in isiZulu that focuses on children 3-6yrs, and Teacher Training and Professional Development for specifically isiZulu teachers. We endeavour to be a resource to parents and schools who think learning languages in the early years is important.
We believe that all children have the ability to learn new languages in the early years and that we need to maximize this potential by exposing them to languages when they are young. We also believe that language cannot be taught in isolation and so everything we do is activity-based so that language is learnt as part of life. We create a necessity to communicate and learn in very specific environments and using fun-filled activities.
About our Multilingual Preschool
Backed by years research and development our LinguaMites Trilingual pre-school model is the first of it’s kind in South Africa! LinguaMites is not a language programme, it is a typical pre-school for children 1-5yrs in three languages, where the children spend time in all three languages every day (Chinese, English and isiZulu). Our students learn these languages through consistent and deliberate teaching methods and lots and lots of fun, in addition to learning all the other skills required in a pre-school education – fine and gross motor skills, social development, and foundational teaching in number, shape and colour which is the beginnings of reading. Our small classes (maximum of 8 per class) are taught by qualified and experienced teachers who are also native speakers of the different languages.
LinguaMites is a quality preschool based on Christian principles and values, while teaching children to respect and accept diversity in culture and faith. Our uniquely developed curriculum places a strong emphasis on culture, and the children enjoy learning through culturally relevant songs, games and stories.
This sensitivity to diversity and adaptability in different settings will ensure a successful future for all LinguaMites children.
Please note that we are a half-day preschool (07:00-12:30) with aftercare available only until 15h30. In-house transport also available at an additional cost to parents. Please download our info below for more details regarding out 2019 fees and schedule.