Accompanied by parents or caregivers, these young “students” (ages 1 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 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 new language alongside their children!
*Toddler playgroups are offered at our main location in Boerum Hill only.
After School & Weekend Language Classes
Fun and play form the foundation for our after school classes. Within two or three classes, kids 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,” tactile 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. A simple literacy component ensures that these students not only listen, speak, sing and play in their new language, but read and write as well.
* After school classes are offered at both our main location and at our partner school locations. The weekend program is offered at the main location only.