Global Kidz Lab, based in Centennial, has opened a foreign language learning center which uses Interactive 21st Century Technology to teach children …
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 www.globalkidzlab.com.