It´s Never too Early to Speak a Second Language
Our children’s language program is designed for children from 8 months old to 12 years old. This program helps young learners become bilingual in a very natural and relevant environment – through their daily life activities. We assure our young students’ success, by incorporating a great variety of teaching techniques to constantly expose them to music and dances from different Spanish cultures, circle time, poems, rhymes, verses, riddles, tongue-twisters, storytelling, and arts, and crafts. Hence, we pride ourselves in providing innovative language programs that allow the entire family to explore the wonders of a new world. Students learn their second or third language while strengthening other important skills that are part of their intellectual growth and development, such as:
- Promote independence
- Using Spanish vocabulary to make their favorite snacks
- Dancing and singing awakens their inner power and self esteem
- And indoor and outdoor activities keep the learning fun.
These programs consist of ten phases each and are designed as follows:
Spanish Musical Developmental and Literacy Program:
Features of our Developmental and Literacy Program
- Our monthly drop off intensive Spanish musical program is designed for children from 2½ to 6 yrs. old to enrich the physical, emotional, social, language, cognitive, and intellectual growth of the child.
- Our hand-on-projects teaching approach for each season helps introduce important basic concepts that strengthen different skills throughout every stage of the child development.
- We offer hands-on learning materials that keep young learners involved and entertained as they develop a broad range of skills. Students are exposed to a wide selection of arts and crafts activities thematic units, manipulative, puzzles, books, and music.
Stage I: LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT
Stage II: PHYSICAL GROWTH
Fine motor skills
Gross motor skills
Stage III: EMOTIONAL GROWTH
Stage IV: SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
Stage V: INTELLECTUAL GROWTH
Math skills and spatial relations
Numbers, letters, colors and Shapes recognition
Sorting and classifying by shapes and sizes
Science projects: tactile discrimination, comparing and contrasting.
Basic concept of money
Tracing letters for early writing skills
New adventures, special friendships, and exciting challenges are awaiting you and your children this season with our Summer Camp Language Developmental Program.
Register any time between June 01 and August 31 for 3 hours maximum from Monday through Friday. The program is offered to children between the ages of 2.5 to 17 years old.
Wit our Spanish program, students learn their second or third language while strengthening other important skills that ate part of their intellectual and emotional growth and development. This program is also offered on a weekly basis during spring and winter breaks.
The program includes:
- Latin American rhythms: cumbia, salsa and merengue.
- Basic concepts of drums and congas.
- Basic yoga and aerobic exercises.
- Arts and crafts with nature and trash.
- Fun with reading, counting, and sorting.
- Using Spanish story telling and role-playing.
- Cultural and interactive games such as bingo, circle time, memory games and outdoor activities.
- Field trips conducted in both English and Spanish.
- Spanish science projects.
- Spanish basic concepts.
MY SPANISH BUDDY & ME:
This course is especially designed for children 8 months to 3 years of age and their parents, nannies, caregivers or guardians. Children and their buddies enjoy learning Spanish by playing naturally while the teacher coaches them throughout the entire session. Some activities include puddle jumping, rolling, mix and stir, balls, fuzzy friends, cooking, cleaning, tea party, bubbles and balloon party, play-dough and painting time
SINGING SPANISH WITH PRESCHOOLERS:
Children ages 3 to 5 years can start to develop Spanish listening comprehension skills as they sing, play games in circle time, assume different roles, recite verses about commands, body parts, colors, numbers, animals, places, and family. Utterances of words come after a reasonable exposure to the language and the child’s brain has processed the information previously heard. Students start to associate the spoken words with the written words through sight-word recognition.
FUN SPANISH with SCHOOL AGE CHILDREN
Students 6 to 8 years old continue building up their Spanish vocabulary orally and by acting out songs and stories. They learn new topics such as seasons, months of the year, and days of the week, food, and people in the community, school items, household furniture, animals, poems, tongue-twisters, and riddles as well. Students start associating words with pictures and early speech and the writing of simple sentences begin to take place.
MORE FUN SPANISH with MIDDLE SCHOOL AGE CHILDREN
Students ages 9 to 11 start to develop Spanish writing skills with short verses from poems, songs, stories and dialogues acquired during previous lessons. Students grasp simple grammar rules and some action verbs (such as to swim, to study, to read, etc.) by speaking and mimicking the language. Children also learn situational vocabulary for daily use, such as going on a picnic, shopping, visiting the museum, sports, opposites and comparisons.
ENGAGING AND PRACTICAL Spanish for JUNIOR and SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
This program is developed in three progressive levels to measure and enhance proficiency in all five language skills in a logical sequence: listening comprehension, speaking, reading, writing, and cultural competence. Situational activities and conceptualized vocabulary facilitate the presentation of new material and the reinforcement of previously learned material. Upon finishing this intensive Spanish program, students are nearly fluent.
SPANISH TUTORING and/or BILINGUAL PROGRAMS
Private Spanish Tutoring:
Available for students from 6th to 12th grades, who need assistance with their school-work. This program is offered at all proficiency levels. Meeting time is arranged upon students’ request. Minimum contract is 12 sessions (1hr/session).
Spanish for Bilingual Students:
This customized program is specially designed for children and adults with Spanish and Latin American backgrounds, whose first language is English. These classes are conducted privately or in groups at all levels of proficiency. Children meet once or twice a week for 1 hr/session. Fee schedule for children is the same as private instruction. Adults follow the same fee and meeting time schedules as for other Spanish Adult programs.