Little Learner (PreK) & Early Learner (Grades K-2)
Our Little Learner and Early Learner classes are interactive classes designed to teach vocabulary, practical phrases, and pronunciation skills through interactive games, songs, arts and crafts, storytelling, and more. Our instructors are trained to keep children active and engaged in order to encourage enthusiasm for learning a foreign language while having fun. Our curriculum has been developed by experienced preschool and elementary school teachers, fluent foreign language speakers, and professionals with degrees in Early Childhood Education. Our staff has also developed take-home activities to provide you with the tools to reinforce what your child has learned during each class.
Junior Learner (Grades 3-5)
Our Junior Learner classes are designed in much the same way as the Little Learner and Early Learner classes. Everyone has to start somewhere when they learn a second language, and fun games, activities, and stories are good vehicles for any age. However, our Junior Learner classes have a couple important distinctions. First, while the conversational aspect of the foreign language is still our focus, the children are old enough to start learning reading, writing, spelling, and grammar in the foreign language. While the younger child is learning new vocab words or phrases, our goal is that the older child will also learn how to read and write what they’ve learned. Second, older children are are better-able to grasp abstract concepts, such as cultural differences, and our instructors will incorporate information related to the different culture(s) who speak the specific language, including customs, traditions, holidays, food, dress, and more. Our goal for these students is not just that they learn to speak a second language, but that they learn to appreciate and respect the diversity that these languages represent.
Canta Y Baila Conmigo® (Ages 0-5)
Canta Y Baila Conmigo is a parent/toddler Spanish music program developed by the world renowned Music Together®. We’ve partnered with Musical Folk (the locally licensed Music Together provider) to bring you this amazing program! Designed for beginning Spanish speakers and native speakers alike, these playful, interactive classes naturally and organically integrate language learning with music learning. The idea is to help your child learn Spanish through immersion in both music and language. For more information, check out our Canta Y Baila Conmigo page.
Little Signing (ages 0 – 2)
Come learn some baby sign language during an interactive class filled with music, stories, and movement based on the popular Baby Signing Time collection. Designed to help you and your child communicate and to encourage the development of speech / language skills, these classes quickly and effectively teach you essential signs in a way that will help you and your child remember them. Our goal is to reduce frustration for both you and your child by providing them with the tools to communicate through signing while also encouraging bonding and fun interaction with your child as well as other parents with young children in the community. These classes are ideal for infants and toddlers under 3 years old.
Private/Semi-Private Lessons and Tutoring (ALL ages!)
None of our current classes fit in your schedule? Have children older than our current class offerings? Need that extra edge for middle school or high school classes? Do you prefer more individualized attention for your child/children? Are you an adult looking to broaden your horizons? Are you traveling to lands abroad and need our help?
We are actively working to develop curriculums for additional age ranges. In the meantime, our instructors have experience teaching and tutoring all age ranges, and we are happy to offer private or semi-private lessons and tutoring to the entire community. These are scheduled per request, and we will work with you to accommodate your schedule and work with you to understand your needs and objectives and create a unique plan tailored specifically to you!
Foreign Travel Crash Course
Going on a trip to a foreign country and don’t speak the language? We can help! Our native speakers and instructors with advanced degrees in curriculum and instruction are designing a travel crash course curriculum to help you learn essential phrases and vocabulary for foreign travel. Similar to our private/semi-private lessons, these are scheduled per request, and we will work with you to accommodate your schedule and to tailor the course to meet your needs.