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Why Not Just Teach Spoken Language?

Many parents approach me expressing the desire for their children to exclusively learn spoken Gujarati—reading and writing are secondary. Yet, mastering the spoken language requires commitment and a more holistic approach. While our primary focus is on spoken Gujarati, we employ a scientifically proven approach that stimulates the brain for more comprehensive language absorption and assimilation! This involves stimulating the cognitive brain by exposing it to speaking, writing, listening, and even reading a new language at the same time. This may differ from your initial expectations, but the outcome of this method will surely align with your end goal. This, in fact, proves to be a faster and more effective way to learn a new language! It is more like language skills with a side of critical thinking and logic as opposed to cramming without knowing what it actually means! We want kids to be able to actually use the language outside class with confidence!

We at Swadeshi Roots believe that "Fluency in a language should not be an end goal, but rather an effortless outcome!"

Here are a few of the major drawbacks when you do not approach the language in a more wholesome way but rather focus on only one aspect of it:

Limited Cognitive Development: Relying solely on spoken language deprives the brain of comprehensive stimulation, missing the cognitive benefits associated with reading and writing, thereby hindering quicker and more effective learning.

Incomplete Communication Skills: Learning only spoken language may result in incomplete communication skills, as individuals might struggle to express themselves cohesively in certain situations.

Half Learning Effect: Learning only to speak is akin to cramming, resulting in a limited ability to form and understand complex sentences. This approach restricts communication to topics that have been memorized, hindering the development of versatile language skills.

Reduced Vocabulary Development: Without incorporating reading, vocabulary development may be limited, hindering the ability to understand and use a diverse range of words.

Difficulty Understanding Complex Sentences: A spoken-only approach may lead to difficulties in understanding and constructing complex sentences, impacting overall language comprehension.

Inability to Appreciate and Connect with the Language: Research has shown that failure to incorporate a wholesome approach when learning a new language results in disappointment due to the inability to form a deeper connection to the language.

A wholesome curriculum like ours, on the other hand, encompasses seamless integration of speaking, listening, reading & writing, which is the stepping stone for learning a language! Take that leap of faith - trust the curriculum, trust the teacher, and most importantly, trust your child's abilities!

Ok promise ONE LAST THING!

Let's say you are traveling to India with the kids and while driving someplace the kids are hungry & see this “અહીં ખમણ મળશે” It says "ahi khaman madshe" which means "you'll get khaman here"


Don't just let them scratch the surface such that they'll be awkward & confused between knowing yet not knowing the language.


ARE YOU READY to embark on your language learning adventure?

Reach out to us now to begin and take the first step towards improving your language skills!

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