Second languages are taught to children at this age in the same way they learn their first language – through immersion. One of the functions of the classroom Assistants is to interact with the children using a second language. Brilliant Star has adopted Mandarin as its second language. Mandarin is the most widely used language in the world, spoken by more that one-fourth of the planet’s peoples. It is recognized as a language of increasing importance in the coming decades.
(While we use the phrase “second language”, we also recognize that many of the children at Brilliant Star already speak two languages.)