Preschool Language Immersion Program

Ettevort International Preparatory Academy: Shaping Global Leaders through Language Education

Preschool Language Immersion Program

Ettevort International Preparatory Academy is proud to house our Preschool Language Immersion Program and Kindergarten Language Immersion Program, both of which are cornerstones of our mission to cultivate the next generation of global leaders.

Our vision extends far beyond the traditional classroom, aiming to provide our students with a competitive edge in an increasingly interconnected world. What sets our prestigious language program apart is our unwavering commitment to academic excellence.

We offer a rigorous curriculum that immerses students in languages such as Spanish, German, French, Mandarin, Arabic, and more, ensuring they become truly bilingual and culturally aware individuals. Moreover, our academy provides CogAT training for Gifted and Talented placement, fostering exceptional talent among our students. With a small student-to-teacher ratio, we prioritize personalized attention and mentorship, empowering our young learners to excel academically and become confident, well-rounded leaders on a global stage.

Join us at Ettevort International Preparatory Academy, where linguistic proficiency, academic brilliance, and leadership potential converge to shape the leaders of tomorrow.

Students interested in enrolling into our Preschool Language Immersion Program must meet the requirements below:

  • Age Eligibility: To join our Preschool Immersion Program, students must meet the age eligibility criteria, typically ranging from 3 to 5 years old. Parents or guardians should ensure that their child's age aligns with the specified age range for enrollment.
  • Health Records: Ensure that students have up-to-date health records, including vaccinations and medical history, as the safety and well-being of all children in the program are of utmost importance.
  • Program Readiness Evaluation: To ensure that students are well-prepared for the Preschool Immersion Program and can benefit from the curriculum, all prospective students will undergo a program readiness evaluation.
  • Tuition Payment: Tuition fees and associated costs should be paid in accordance with the program's fee structure and payment schedule. Parents or guardians should be fully informed about and commit to the financial aspects of the program.

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9560 Legacy Drive #270
Frisco, TX 75033


Mon – Fri 9:00A.M. – 5:00P.M.

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Tuition Schedule

At Language Lab Academy, our tuition schedule is designed with flexibility and accessibility in mind. Whether you prefer semester-based payments, monthly installments, or customized plans, our aim is to make quality language education accessible to all, ensuring that your child’s linguistic journey is as seamless and enriching as possible.

📚 What to Expect from Our Preschool Program:

Multilingual Education: Children will have the chance to learn and grow in a multilingual setting, fostering an early appreciation for languages such as Spanish, German, French, Mandarin, Arabic, and more.

🌍 Cultural Awareness: Our curriculum integrates cultural elements from around the world, allowing children to broaden their horizons and develop a global perspective from an early age.

🎨 Creative Exploration: Preschoolers will engage in creative activities, arts and crafts, music, and storytelling, igniting their curiosity and imagination.

👩‍🏫 Experienced Educators: Our team of experienced educators and caregivers are dedicated to providing a safe, nurturing, and intellectually stimulating environment.

👥 Social Development: Children will build valuable social skills, form friendships, and gain the confidence to express themselves.

Seamless Transition: Our program provides a seamless transition for children as they prepare to enter kindergarten and primary school.

Stages of Language Acquisition

How We Teach: 5 Stages of Acquisition


This is also called “the silent period,” when the student takes in the new language but does not speak it. This period often lasts six weeks or longer, depending on the individual.

  • CharacteristicsStudents have very few oral skills and may only respond nonverbally by pointing, gesturing, nodding, or drawing.
  • Approx Time Frame0-6 months
  • Teacher Prompts:Show me…, Circle the…, Where is…?, Who has…?
  • Vocabulary: 500 known words
  • Able to: Observe, Listen, Locate, Label, Match, Show, Classify, Catergorize
How We Teach: 5 Stages of Acquisition

Early Production

The student begins to speak using short words and sentences, but the emphasis is still on listening and absorbing the new language. There will be many errors in the early production stage.

  • CharacteristicsStudents listen with greater understanding and can produce a limited number of words, phrases, and simple sentences
  • Approx Time Frame6 months-1 year
  • Teacher Prompts:Yes/No questions, Either/or questions, One or two word questions, Lists, Labels
  • Vocabulary: 1000 known words
  • Able to: Name, Recall, Draw, List, Record, Point Out, Underline, Organize
How We Teach: 5 Stages of Acquisition

Speech Emergent:

Speech becomes more frequent, words and sentences are longer, but the student still relies heavily on context clues and familiar topics. Vocabulary continues to increase and errors begin to decrease, especially in common or repeated interactions.

  • CharacteristicsStudents have better comprehension and produce simple sentences. Make grammar and pronunciation errors.
  • Approx Time Frame1-3 years
  • Teacher Prompts:Why…?, How…?, Explain…?, Phrase or short sentence answers.
  • Vocabulary: 3000 known words
  • Able to: Tell, Describe, Restate, Compare, Question, Map, Dramatize
How We Teach: 5 Stages of Acquisition

Intermediate Fluency:

It is easy to communicate in the second language, especially in social contexts. In new circumstances or academic subjects, the student can talk almost fluently, but there will be gaps in vocabulary and certain unfamiliar expressions. There are minimal mistakes, and the person can display higher-order thinking skills in the second language, such as expressing an opinion or analyzing an issue.

  • CharacteristicsStudents demonstrate increased levels of accuracy and correctness and are able to express thoughts and feeling.
  • Approx Time Frame3-5 years
  • Teacher Prompts:What would happen if…?, Why do you think…?
  • Vocabulary: 6000 known words
  • Able to: Create, Contrast, Predict, Express, Report, Evaluate, Explain
How We Teach: 5 Stages of Acquisition

Advanced Fluency:

The student communicates fluently in all contexts and can manoeuvre successfully in new contexts and when exposed to new academic information.
  • CharacteristicsStudents produce language utilizing varied grammatical structures and vocabulary, comparable to native speakers of the same age
  • Approx Time Frame5-7 years
  • Teacher Prompts:Decide if…?, Retell…?
  • Vocabulary: Content area vocabulary
  • Able to: Infer, Hypothesize, Outline, Rewrite, Assess, Critique, Summarize, etc.

International Curriculum

Language Arts

  1. New vocabulary development in English and new target language(s) (i.e., Spanish/Chinese/French) through listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
  2. Understand and follow oral directions to complete a certain task.
  3. Match sounds to letters, Pinyin (拼音)as well as Chinese characters (汉字).
  4. Listen to and discuss a variety of texts representing diverse cultures.
  5. Emergent reading and reading comprehension in English and new target language(s).
  6. Demonstrate understanding of the literal meaning of a story through questions and comments.
  7. Understand the concepts of nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs.
  8. Distinguish reality vs. fiction.
  9. Identify the main idea of a story.
  10. Identify the purpose of the story (i.e., inform, persuade, and entertain).
  11. Answer who, what, when, where, and why questions related to the story in discussion.
  12. Make predictions and inferences by examining the title, cover, illustrations, and texts.
  13. Recall sequence of story by sequencing main events.
  14. Use critical thinking skills to predict outcomes and consequences.
  15. Retell facts from text and sequences of events.
  16. Identify rhythms and patterns of language, including rhyme and repetition.
  17. Understand the concept of time: yesterday, today, and tomorrow; past, present, and future.
  18. Use new target language(s) to construct one’s own speech and deliver a presentation in public.


  1. Identify, count, and write numbers up to 100 and sometimes more.
  2. Recognize and identify simple and repeating patterns.
  3. Sort and order numbers by a given attribute.
  4. Explore relationships by comparing groups.
  5. Recognize, describe, and identify common 2D and 3D shapes.
  6. Describe a given object according to its size, length, height, and weight.
  7. Tell position by using descriptive words.
  8. Introduction to addition and subtraction.
  9. Introduction to Measurement of the objects (e.g., long and short, wide and narrow, light and heavy).
  10. Read clocks and write times.
  11. Compare quantities.
  12. Apply a strategy to solve a problem (i.e., draw a picture, guess, check).
  13. Create sets with more (less) and equal numbers by matching.
  14. Organize mathematical thinking to use information, present ideas with words, visual, auditory, and displays.
  15. Reason mathematically to evaluate critical thinking skills.

Critical Thinking

  1. Complete tasks and solve problems by following verbal and audio instructions.
  2. Classify objects and concepts.
  3. Build vocabulary through the process of elimination.
  4. Develop deductive thinking skills.
  5. Develop verbal reasoning.
  6. Develop reasoning with analogies.
  7. Develop arithmetic reasoning skills.
  8. Solve puzzles to enhance one’s logical reasoning, math skills, and reading comprehension.
  9. Recognize and predict patterns.
  10. Develop number sense.
  11. Daily practice of CogAT, ITBS, NNAT, ISEE, NYC gifted, and OLSAT test questions and games.


  1. Introduction to living things and nonliving things.
  2. Recognize the basic needs of living things.
  3. Explore plants, animals, and human life cycles.
  4. Observe and describe characteristics of non-living things.
  5. Introduction to the sun, moon, and stars.
  6. Describe weather and four seasons.
  7. Recognize the five senses and body parts that utilize the five senses.
  8. Recognize properties such as color, size, shape.
  9. Compare weight, texture, and temperature.
  10. Introduction to three forms of matters (solid, liquid, and gas).
  11. Become aware of and engage in investigative process.

Physical Wellness

  1. Develop motor skills (running, jumping, kicking, catching, and throwing).
  2. Develop control of body and movement.
  3. Improve hand-eye coordination.
  4. Participate in age-appropriate athletic activities.
  5. Play and cooperate with others.
  6. Establish good health and nutrition.

Children who speak multiple languages are not just bilingual; they are bi-cultural explorers, building bridges across cultures and forging a brighter future.

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