Global Kidz Lab, based in Centennial, has opened a foreign language learning center which uses Interactive 21st Century Technology to teach children …
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Global Kidz Lab, based in Centennial, has opened a foreign
language learning center which uses Interactive 21st Century
Technology to teach children ages 1-12 Mandarin Chinese, French and
Spanish languages and culture. Founded by Bryan and Jen Sorge,
Global Kidz Lab offers classes taught by instructors who are fluent
native educators. Technology tools, including SMART Boards and
iPads, are used in every lesson. Parents of 10 year-old triplets
who attend a local public elementary school, Bryan and Jen saw a
need for an engaging foreign language program that offered language
and cultural immersion using progressive technology.
The Sorges are both graduates of the Thunderbird School of
Global Management and have worked abroad most of their professional
careers. "In my travels around the globe, I have witnessed in
numerous countries how children at a very young age are learning
two or three languages", says Bryan, "yet most of the children in
the US are only being introduced to a second language in high
school. Research has shown that a child's window of opportunity to
learn a second language is from birth to 12 years of age."
The Global Kidz Lab founders are both multi-lingual. They
struggled to find a strong foreign language program for their
children. " I didn't want a flash card approach to teaching
language for my kids. I wanted them to be able to use the language,
not just recite isolated vocabulary words," says Jen. They tried
numerous programs but found none that satisfied that goal. Global
Kidz Lab offers a year-round program for progressive learning in
total immersion. Each class is a new lesson so students can begin
at anytime. Adds Bryan, "Using technology as a learning tool allows
our students to be active participants in their own learning."
For more information regarding Global Kidz Lab and its programs and
locations, please contact founder Jen Sorge at
firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website at
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