My child was offered admission into a private foreign language immersion school and after careful consideration of our financial situation we came to a conclusion that we will not be able to afford more than one, maximum two years in private school. We are deliberating if it is worth sending the child for just kindergarten and then switching to public. Will only one year of foreign language give any benefit for the child later on in life? Surely, he will forget it quickly, but will it be any easier for him once he starts foreign language in middle school? I can't seem to find any research on benefits of short term foreign language immersion for children...
The school is under-enrolled so we are not taking anyone's spot.
The psychological aspect of switching from one school to another is not a big consideration - the child is very social and adaptable.
We just can't decide if one year immersion is worth it or not.