Toddler-and-Parent Classes (Ages 1.5-3)
Children in this class don't sit still for long! Accompanied by parents or caregivers, these young "students" (ages 1½ to 3 years) start learning a new language through a variety of activities designed to engage their minds and bodies. Music and movement form the foundation for the classes, as the children sing simple, rhythmic songs and dance, run, spin and jump around the room! Meanwhile, our teachers work with the accompanying adults, teaching them age-appropriate games and activities so that they can reinforce learning at home. These "play classes" are great for parents and caregivers who want to learn a second language alongside their children!
Preschoolers' Classes (Ages 3-5)
Fun and play form the foundation for our Preschool Spanish classes. Within two or three classes, kids ages 3-5 learn key phrases in their new language through simple, repeated songs and chants. Meanwhile, they become familiar with more complex aspects of the language by engaging in "adventures," art projects and movement-based games that require them to solve simple problems - in their new language, of course! These adventures, starring the Lango Kids, our multicultural cast of characters, take students to other lands and cultures to ensure that their language instruction is combined with cultural exposure. Preschoolers' Lango classes are great for kids who are enrolled in preschool, but have not yet started kindergarten.
Elementary Classes (Ages 5-11)
A strong cultural emphasis grounds our elementary language lessons in the customs and traditions of foreign-speaking peoples, while a simple literacy component ensures that these students not only listen, speak, sing and play in the target language, but read and write as well. Our curriculum takes students on imaginary journeys where they work on fun problem solving adventures built around cultural themes. Additionally, students are provided with a workbook which they customize themselves with words in the target language. The workbook focuses on reading, writing, and recognition of ordinal numbers, sentence structure and parts of speech.