Children learn imitating adult behavior. Even before they start talking intentionally, it is at the stage of “echolalia”, that is, the phase of adult word imitation. At this point, we cannot speak in oral language because there is no relationship between sound and meaning; however, this phase is vitally important in language development because they experience during this period the subsequent acquisition of complex groups of vowels and consonants.
In All Together Bilingual School, the child is placed in a bilingual sound universe from the first day of class. In this context, he/she receives stimuli in the English language in all school activities: games, music, motor activities, oral activities, etc.; thus learning the second language happens the same way in learning the rules and adult behavior patterns.
Between 2 and 5 years old, the child has the ability to acquire a bivalent verbal conduct, whenever the stimuli in both languages respect their needs, interests and desires. The approach of the child to a second language is given by natural impregnation and playful function has a key role at this time, since it is through games and activities that children learn naturally.
The primary objective of the second language insert in the early years of life is to develop an understanding of the second language. It is important to note that All Together Bilingual School does not use the second language only in the didactic speech of the classroom; it is adapted to the child’s reality and acts as a “micro-language” presented in all situations of school routine.