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Early English exposure prepares Spanish-speaking children for academic success

Early English exposure prepares Spanish-speaking children for academic success 

 As an English teacher I have taken special interest in using strategies that will facilitate learning English to the students considering that this is not their native language , however it must be learned as if it were; naturally and confidently. My interest has also been focused on the importance and support that parents should give to their children through this process I am respectfully sharing with you today a research from the University of Missouri-Columbia and excerpt from a lecture given by Irene Fafalios at the Montessori Society AGM in London: The researches have found that family members and teachers can play different roles in shaping Spanish-speaking children's school readiness and English skills that are all vital to children's academic success. "Identifying the best ways to support Spanish-speaking children's learning of English at home and at preschool can diminish …