FORMER LINGUA NATAL STUDENT. (NOW FINISHING GRAD SCHOOL)
Deborah Pontillo, Ph.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist,
Developmental, Learning and Behavioral Specialist
San Diego Kids First
WOW! I am so impressed with Lingua Natal. I am a parent and an educational/behavioral consultant and I have been wowed on every level, especially with our teacher Viviana. As a parent, I love to see my daughter learning and having so much fun she doesn’t even realize that she gaining new vocabulary, a new perspective, and developing into a global citizen. All my daughter articulates now is, “That was so fun Mommy!” It melts my heart.
As an educational consultant I have given countless teacher preparation trainings encouraging teachers to change teaching styles/modalities every 20 minutes for school-age children. Well in the past few classes, I have observed Viviana changing modalities every 5-10 minutes. This effectively kept the toddlers on their toes, engaged, and continuously excited about learning. Viviana is enthusiastic charismatic, and her happy energy just seems to intoxicate the children.
Additionally, I observed Viviana during a class that seemed to be out of sorts. May it was the rainy weather, the additional students in the class or their parents were in the room- either way Viviana remained in constant control. She had to ask a few student to sit out for a song but that seemed to do the trick. She had a few other tricks up her sleeve, all of which I instruct teachers to use. I was thoroughly amazed and impressed with her style and control.
On so many levels, we love Lingua Natal! If you are looking for a language program that is nurturing and well as educational- look no further. I can promise you won’t be disappointed; and if you have the pleasure of observing your child during their classes your mouth will hurt from smiling so much.
Thank you Lingua Natal we look forward to being a part of your programs for many years to come!
I hope this isn’t too gushy, but it is how we feel.
Thank you, Emily Gates
Principal, The Children’s School in La Jolla, CA
Mother of Sammy & Nico (Spanish Bilingual Students)
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