MAPLE BEAR GLOBAL SCHOOLS The best of Canadian education for a global future.
Bilingualism is more than just knowing a second language: it means to learn to think in two languages. At Maple Bear, our students learn in an immersive English environment, developing autonomy and confidence, becoming independent through hands-on experiences.
When is the best time to start a bilingual education?
The research is clear, the younger the better. There is a definite window of opportunity when learning languages is the easiest. Up to the age of 7, it seems children can learn a new language more effortlessly. As development progresses, this window of opportunity begins to close and further learning has to be gained through hard and more traditional learning. Other studies have shown that children who learn a language before the onset of adolescence are much more likely to have native-like pronunciation.
The Maple Bear learning environment is structured so that the children learn language in a natural way, the same way in which they learned a first language.
Experienced Canadian educators frequently visit our schools, implementing, enforcing, and guaranteeing the application of our academic program. Apart from the support, Maple Bear also possesses a complete structure of training and development for our teaching staff, along with supervision for every classroom, and a detailed process of quality assurance.
The Maple Bear program focuses on observation, problem solving and decision making, applying these concepts to all disciplines and areas of knowledge, including language, mathematics, science, information technology, social sciences, music and arts. As part of this methodology, the classrooms at Maple Bear are spacious, stimulating, and welcoming, full of interactive tools and learning centers.
The quality assurance employed at Maple Bear is a procedure of formal visits to our schools, with three goals: guaranteeing conformity to the strict academic and operational demands of Maple Bear Global; providing school leaders with an action plan, which seeks constant improvement; and detailed reporting, which makes it possible for our specialists to follow the whole operational history of each school.
Canada has one of the best educational models in the world, and the best among English-speaking nations, according to the PISA rankings. This international exam seeks to evaluate student’s abilities in problem solving and cognition, through the evaluation of their performance in mathematics, reading and sciences. The educational experience offered in each Maple Bear classroom is aligned to the most successful Canadian practices, preparing our students to shine.