We know that learning a language is good for our kids’ development, but what are the real, tangible benefits? In this article we’ll look at the true advantages of learning a language. Ready?
The most important thing, and what we are all probably thinking about when we think about the reasons to learn a language, is the possibility of communicating with people from different countries. We live in an increasingly globalized world, where we come into close contact with people who may have seemed very far away just a few years ago (and who still may be far away, physically, even though we work or interact with them closely). It is important to know our colleagues’ and counterparts’ languages, not only to understand and to be understood linguistically, but also in order to understand each other’s culture and traditions.
This point goes hand in hand with the next: having a better understanding of the world that surrounds us. If our children learn a new language many more possibilities are open to them. They can read foreign authors, see shows and movies as original versions (without bothering with subtitles), and even follow the social media profiles of people they admire who speak a different language. All of the information that they have access to in this way can help them achieve a richer and more comprehensive vision of the world.
Another great advantage is greater access to higher-paying jobs. You’re probably thinking they’re too young to think about their future careers in a serious way, but the earlier they start to learn a language the better. We’re not going to get into technicalities or specific science, but it is proven that the brain is more receptive at an early age.
We’re also not going to say that learning a new language makes us smarter, but it’s true that it does help us exercise the brain. Learning new verbs, new structures, new sounds… all help us keep one of our most valuable and important muscles in shape. Understanding different structures in a second language also helps when it comes to learning a third language, making it possible to learn it much faster!
And finally the reason which is the most important to us: learning a new language is a way to make friends from around the world. Traveling becomes much more fun if you know the language spoken wherever you are. It becomes possible to talk to the locals and understand their culture and environment in a deeper way. It also makes it possible to create much deeper friendships that last forever.
At Enforex Camps, not only will your children be able to learn or improve their language level, they will also be able to practice with students from around the world. What are you waiting for? Your kids will have unforgettable summer! We can’t wait to meet them at Enforex Camps!
There are tons of reasons to spend a summer with campers from around the world, today we’ll take a look at the 5 most important ones:
1. Your kids will meet people from around the world
At our camps we believe it’s important for kids to share an experience with campers from around the world. More than 32 nationalities enjoy the summer together at our international camps! They are ideal multicultural spaces where campers can explore different, enriching realities creating a unique experience which teaches them to tackle new challenges, deal with change and about how to get along with different kinds of people.
2. They will learn a new language
Our campers not only share their stay with people from different nationalities, language classes are taught every week by native speakers. Spanish, German, Chinese… any language that might come in handy for a successful future can be learned and put into practice during an unforgettable summer.
3. They will experience a new culture in a meaningful way
Experiencing about many new cultures, and about the Spanish culture in an integral way, will help them broaden their horizons and enjoy other traditions and customs that they have never experienced before. On a family trip abroad we are not always able to fully understand the culture that surrounds us and how different other cultures can really be. But by living with people from different places 24 hours a day, kids find themselves immersed in a complete cultural experience.
4. They will increase their knowledge of the world
We live in a globalized world, where the greater our knowledge of it is, the more successful we will be. It is essential for our children to get out of their comfort zone and begin to understand the complexities of the different cultures that exist in the world.
5. They will make lasting friendships
This may be a trite concept, but it is very true. When you are young it is easy to create intense friendships and when a new friend doesn’t live next door or even in the same country, it forces kids to make a bigger effort to maintain a friendship. These friends from around the world share different realities with one another helping each other better understand the world around them.
So it’s final. An international summer allows campers to enjoy an unforgettable stay, live with people from around the world, share in activities, trips and sports and learn about new cultures. Can you think of a better reasons for your kids to spend an unforgettable summer at an Enforex Camp?
We’re sure you know spending summer at a summer camp is an unforgettable experience that helps kids grow, experience new things and get out of their comfort zone. But we thought we’d delve a little deeper and take a little look at the 10 most important reasons to spend a summer at an Enforex Camp. We think they’re pretty great reasons! Let’s see if you agree.
1. International Environment
One of the most enriching things kids (well, and really everyone) can do is spend time with people from different countries, who have a completely different outlook on the world. At Enforex Camps kids are surrounded by fellow campers from around the world. Spain, England, Russia, China… a wide variety of nationalities are mixed together in an international environment creating an ideal space for learning languages and about other cultures.
2. Practice Languages
It is not uncommon for kids these days to speak perfect (or near perfect) English, but without practice it’s easy to lose the skill. How can we solve that problem? Spending a whole summer with people who speak different languages is a good start. It forces campers to make themselves understood and to understand their fellow campers in one common language. And at our camps they will also practice languages in entertaining, fun language classes, taught by experienced, native teachers.
3. Discover New Cultures
TV, social media, newspapers … We are oversaturated with information, many times giving us a false sense that we know everything about the countries and cultures that surround us. But having an experience at an international camp allows our campers to understand another much broader and richer perspective on the world.
4. Get Outside and Play Sports
When kids finish school and summer vacation starts, it’s normal that life becomes a bit more sedentary. The opportunity for your kids to spend the summer playing the sports they love with people from around the world is one they will never forget. Our camps offer tons of sports and activities from soccer to sailing to horseback riding or swimming both at the camp pools and at the beach, basking in the sun and sand.
One of the most important developmental areas for kids is creativity; the ability to unleash their imagination and let it run wild. It is essential to take part in activities that encourage creativity, which they will be able to apply to solving everyday problems later in life. Theater, dance, crafts… all of the activities at Enforex Camps are about creativity!
6. See New Places
Our camps organize trips to see different places with half day or full day outings. Campers, whether they are Spanish or international get the chance to experience new places, cultures and traditions and get to know the area around the camp. It is the perfect way to explore the world!
7. The Best Facilities
Our camps are found in the best destinations in Spain and are located at modern, educational centers with the best sports facilities. Spacious classrooms, fully equipped kitchens, brightly lit spaces… Everything is just so so that campers feel right at home.
8. Highly Qualified Camp Counselors and Teachers
24h supervision at camps ensures that our counselors are there for campers at all times, and are available for anything they may need. During language classes, our native and highly qualified teachers are responsible for teaching in an entertaining, and above all, fun way.
Photos, videos, comments, experiences… With Enfocamp Club campers can reminisce about all of their experiences and remember the good times they had at camp, while sharing them on our social networks; a great online space just for our campers.
10. A Unique Experience
The last of our reasons, but definitely not the least, is the enriching experience that campers will enjoy surrounded by new friends from around the world in a place where sports, crafts and languages create an exciting and unforgettable environment. These are the keys to a singularly spectacular summer.
So there you have it, our 10 reasons for kids of all ages to enjoy the summer with us. And now that you know, what are you waiting for to sign your kids up for the best summer ever? We can’t wait to meet them!
Summer is here and we open our doors again. It doesn´t seem that long since we were opening our doors last year!
In the summer months many parents sign their kids up for summer camps, where young people have experiences that are educational and fun at the same time. You may even be preparing to embark on your own summer camp adventure: take a look below to see just a few reasons why you’re going to have an incredible time.
Golf is an excellent sport for adults and children because they can have fun while doing it and it has physical and psychological benefits. Although many people think that golf is boring this is not true at all.
Awareness about the value of creativity is growing. Many new learning methods place special attention on creativity, we’re seeing courses popping up everywhere designed to develop it and more and more job offers are mentioning it as a desired quality.
The new camp season is approaching quickly and here at Enforex we can’t wait: we want summer to start so we can see all of you! Whether it’s your first summer with us or if you’re a returning student, it gives us great pleasure to welcome you to our camps.
One more year our summer camps have opened their doors. Our facilities in Barcelona, Madrid, Seville, Salamanca, Granada, Valencia and Marbella are full with students willing to learn and have a lot of fun for some weeks.
Even though they say that this time of year is for being with family, eating turron and marzipan, let’s be honest: what we really enjoy the most is receiving the gifts that Santa Claus or the Three Wise Men have left for us! Well….for us and every child in the world. But, keep in mind that all Christmas presents aren’t delivered in the same way throughout the world. We have found some traditions that you might find amusing.