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What Is The Best Age For My Child To Start Learning A Second Language?

In the many years I’ve been teaching, the age-old question has been posed to me numerous times: “What is the best age for my child to begin learning a second language?” As a parent, you’re bombarded with so much information regarding how to handle the early months of your child’s life. You want them to…
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Toast and Taste Le Beaujolais Nouveau

  Purchase Tickets using the “Add to cart” button below!   Join Us for a Toast and Taste! Please join us on November 15th at 6:30pm at Union Gables Bed & Breakfast in Saratoga Springs to celebrate the arrival of this year’s Beaujolais Nouveau. Enjoy wine tasting, French food and music!  Net proceeds of the…
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December 2010

Happy Holidays! December is a wonderful month filled with the anticipation of snow and the wonderful holidays of Chanukah, Christmas and Kwanzaa. It is a time of contemplation, gift giving and gatherings.

In November we welcomed in the Beaujolais Nouveau in Saratoga and it was a wonderful event enjoyed by all who attended. Our next event will be announced in January so keep checking our website for the announcement or joins us on facebook for up to the minute updates.

The Sounds of Music Tour

Join us for this marvelous late afternoon concert. A tour of France, Germany, Italy and Russia through classical music. Featuring Irina Petrik and friends. Tickets on sale now!

Introduction to Russian Folk Music Seminar

Students and adults of all ages will enjoy this cultural event! Whether you are an experienced traveler who is very familiar with Russian culture or someone who is curious and wants to be introduced to it, you will have a ball! Featuring Russian Folk Instruments, Song and Dress. Come away from this seminar with a…
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Language Development and Bilingualism: A Family Affair

By Nancy Scarselletta As humans, language is our connecting tool and once born, we begin our quest for connection. Traditionally, the United States has been known as a country of monolinguals; we were proudly a country where knowing and speaking another language was viewed as negative. This has left us culturally disadvantaged. In today’s global…
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April 2010

Happy 4th Birthday Language Learning Institute! And welcome to all of our new readers! We are pleased to announce the opening of our new location in New Paltz, New York. We will be conducting our classes in Christ the King Episcopal Church on Eugene Brown Drive in New Paltz. On April 24th we are offering a 4-hour seminar for beginners in French, and at the end of April/beginning of May we will offer an Immersion Film Weekend in French. Shortly thereafter we will be offering our regular class schedule in French and in Russian. Keep watching the website for details and registration information. Christ the King Episcopal Church is a brand new building for this congregation and we are excited to be offering our classes there. If you are in the New Paltz area, feel free to contact us at (845) 476-1900. With our fourth year upon us we are adding Spanish, Welsh and English as a Second Language in our Capital District locations in addition to our expansion into the New Paltz area. Sign up today for Beginning Spanish in our Colonie location! This course will begin on April 19th. If you have studied Spanish but your speaking is weak, this is the course for you.

March 2010

The month of March will bring the start of Spanish at The Language Learning Institute, and we are very excited to add this language to our offerings. We are starting with Beginning Spanish on March 8th, and are currently taking registrations. If you have experience with the language, don’t hesitate to call us, as we will be forming more advanced courses. We will also for the first time be offering our After School Program in French to Delmar in March. Our After School Beginning French class will be offered on Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00pm at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church. We are very excited to be offering this to the families of the surrounding area and beyond. Check out our website for more information and to register your child today! March 26th and 27th will be our French Immersion Film Weekend in French. Our immersion weekends are film based and have been very well received. We will be showing the film Ridicule. There will be lots of opportunity for speaking and discussion of the film…en français of course!

February 2010

So, have you totally stopped writing 200 … every time you write the date, only to go back to change that second “0” to a “1”? And have you decided if you are going to say “20” “10” or “2,010”? We have completed one month of this new decade. What do you think: should we say “2010” or “2,010?” Let us know! February is a busy month here at The Language Learning Institute and we have a great line up of new courses and classes. Check out our Mommy and Me, Learn French Winter Camp, and After School Programs for Kids. We are in the process of expanding to another Colonie location, so be sure to keep checking throughout the month. We also offer a free Mommy and Me class on Monday evenings if you would like to try it out. On the adult side of language study: our Spanish classes for adults will be launched the last week in February and the first week in March. We are very excited about this since it has been in the planning for a very long time. Beginning Italian for adults is scheduled as well.

January 2010

Happy New Year! May the best of health and happiness come your way in 2010! We have been working on our January course offerings and have a nice line up in January for adults and for children as well. We are continuing to offer our free Mommy and Me classes for all to try. If you, a friend, or a loved one has children 4 years of age and younger, we encourage them to try this program. Studies have shown that the benefits of early language exposure are many and set the child up for success on many levels.

What Our Students Are Saying

“My daughter has been receiving private French lessons at the Language Learning Institute for about a year. Under the tutelage of director, Nancy Scarselletta, her listening, speaking, and writing skills have flourished and her confidence has grown immensely.”

— Michele Marie

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