Why We Exist
At Sombrero Time we are passionate about helping ordinary kids do the extraordinary! Language instruction develops a child’s ability to share ideas and communicate across cultural boundaries. We desire to help children excel, reach their potential and gain perspective on their world in the midst of developing a second language.
Sombrero Time was formed because we recognize the barriers keeping many children from learning a second language:
- A modern school system that does not address language at the primary grades when students are developmentally at their best to learn language.
- Ineffective “experience” based curriculum and programs providing limited opportunity to use and retain the language being taught.
- Lack of frequency and context-Language is not learned by memorizing vocabulary and conjugating verbs once or twice a week. We learn new languages the same we learned our first-through frequent immersive experiences.
With these things in mind we have developed a system of Services and Products which deliver flexible and effective language solutions for primary grade students and schools. Everything we do is tested and refined in our Education Facility located in Granite Bay, CA ensuring our methodology, curriculum and products help students develop what we call “functional language skills”. In order to mobilize a second language effectively students need to develop the ability to listen, read, write AND speak in Spanish.
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