Mommy and Me: For ages 2 months through age 4/5, accompanied by Mom and/or Dad (or other caregivers). This course is made up of 4 thematic units of song, video, and games. Songs and activities are chosen for cultural authenticity and word/phrase/gross motor skill association and development. Once these four units are completed opportunity for continuation is offered.
Spanish for Kids: ages 6 through 10. This course of study is made up of 6 thematic units of song, games, activities, and crafts developed for reinforcement of what has been taught. Each unit builds on the previous unit. Speaking and listening comprehension are emphasized and speaking in short fragments building towards sentences is the goal.
Spanish for Heritage Speakers: ages 6 through 10. This course of study is done completely in Spanish. In this course, children are taught reading and writing. Being in class with other Spanish-speaking children is fun. Spanish songs, nursery rhymes, reading level appropriate books and interaction in Spanish are the highlighted goals of this program.
Spanish for Middle and High School Students: This course of study can take a student from greetings through the advanced levels of study. The first class is used to identify the needs and skills of the students and the ongoing curriculum is adjusted accordingly. Whether this course is being taken for enrichment or remediation, students have enjoyed studying in this program. Our levels follow the same pattern and criteria as listed in our Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Spanish.
Beginning Spanish: This course of study will take you from greetings to expressing thoughts in the present, past, and near future. Throughout the 8 units of study, communication in complete sentences is the goal. Connecting words and an introduction to the use of object pronouns elevates and segues into the Intermediate Spanish program.
Intermediate Spanish: This course starts with a review and expansion of vocabulary and grammar themes. In these 8 units of study, communication in complete sentences remains the goal. It is elevated with increased grammatical structures and the ability to express events relative to each other.
Advanced Spanish: This course of study starts with a thorough review of Intermediate Spanish. This 8-unit study of the language will allow for continued exposure, use, and study of the upper-level intricacies of the language such as the subjunctive through time. Short literary readings add to the interest and excitement of study allowing for expanded topics of conversation.
Spanish in Conversation: This course of study is conversational and is held completely in Spanish. This course is for those who already speak the language and want to perfect their speech. Each unit of study is topical and easily lends itself to the conversation. Students taking this course will increase their conversation and listening comprehension skills. They will discuss activities in greater detail and depth. Reading and writing skills will be applied to reinforce the speaking skills.
Immersion Film Weekend: This seminar is held entirely in Spanish. The student will have the opportunity to enhance his/her listening comprehension as well as participate in an organized discussion of a chosen film. As a pre-requisite for this seminar, students must be on the Beginning Spanish Class Level 5 and higher.
Summer Camp: This one-week language learning experience will allow your child to make new friends while learning beginning Spanish. Games, traditional and educational songs, crafts, and exploration of various books are used to create an engaging atmosphere. The experience will be focused on the spoken word.