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- TUTORING French and Spanish Language Classes in the Bay Area for Kids ~ Sheena West
Speaking a language other than English will give your child an edge in today’s global world. But don’t wait for your child to learn Spanish or French in high school when he or she can spend their early years taking up fun language classes. Bay Area parents highly recommend these language schools for their dynamic instructors and multi-sensory activities that make second language acquisition occur more naturally.
French for Fun
Expose your child to francophone culture at French For Fun, a language immersion school that has been teaching French to kids for over 30 years. French For Fun is staffed by native speakers who create a fun, nurturing classroom environment that’s conducive to learning and playing. They have a number of programs designed for kids of all ages, starting with the Mom and Tot class. Here, you and your little walker can sing, dance, tell stories, and play in French, which allows your child to hear and get used to the language at a very young age. When your child is two years old, he or she can join their Morning Immersion Programs. Classes are conducted entirely in French, and kids expand their vocabulary and improve their language acquisition under the enthusiastic instruction of Madame Catherine. The Morning Immersion Program also targets other aspects of a child’s development; a wide selection of manipulative toys, fun art projects, and writing activities are provided for kids to choose from. Afternoon Immersion Programs are designed for school-age kids who already have a good grasp of French. Not only do they get to participate in a French musical and recreate the Tour de France; they’ll also get to visit France itself.
French For Fun also offers adult education so you can learn and practice with your child. To know more, visit the website at http://www.frenchforfun.com. The school is located at 3468 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Suite B100, Lafayette, Ca 94549.
Let’s Play in Spanish
Kids learn academic subjects more efficiently through play, and the same thing goes for language too! Let’s Play in Spanish is a kid-centric language immersion program that teaches the beautiful Spanish language through music, comedy, and games. The classes are based on the understanding that kids are more receptive to the second language when their experience with it is musical, interactive, and fun. Hence, Let’s Play in Spanish creates original games, songs, and music to inspire kids to laugh and learn in Spanish.
Parent-child classes are available all year round so that you and your toddler can learn Spanish together. Let’s Play in Spanish also offers an exciting Spanish Summer Camp for kids ages 3 to 8. This day camp allows your child to be immersed in the language for three hours a day as they embark on playful adventures, create art masterpieces, and perform dramatic plays.
Let’s Play in Spanish has locations in Campbell, Palo Alto, San Francisco, Morgan Hill, and Menlo Park. For information on schedules and fees, visit the website http://www.letsplayinspanish.com or call the Campbell office at 408-370-3399.
These are just some of the Bay Area classes that your child can take!