I took 2 years of Spanish in high school. I took the same 2 years of Spanish again in college. I know a few basic Spanish words and that’s about it. I had two things working against me in learning a foreign language: I was 15 when I started classes and I attempted to learn by memorizing it. Not that you can’t learn a language that way, but it’s not ideal. The best way is to learn when you’re young (some studies show that 7 or younger is best) and to learn by immersion rather than memorization.
Language Stars uses FunImmersion – a method where children learn through games, art projects, music, and other activities – and the teachers are native speakers of the language they teach. Classes offered are:
- Parents & Tots (1-3 years old) – Foundational vocabulary
- 3-5 year olds – Introductory vocabulary
- 5-8 year olds – Conversational basics
- 8-10 year olds – Reading and writing introduced
Language Stars offers summer programs using FunImmersion with kids as young as 1 and up to 10 years old. Kids use indoor and outdoor activities to learn Spanish, French, Mandarin, Italian, or German.
Families new to Language Stars receive a FREE class to try out the program.
Chicago area Language Star Centers:
- Chicago – Lincoln Park
- Arlington Heights
- Deerfield/Lake Forest
- Crystal Lake
- Geneva/St. Charles
- Hyde Park
- Orland Park/Palos Park
- Park Ridge
Language Stars is offering a giveaway for $500 credit to Language Stars. NOTE: This giveaway is being offered and conducted by Language Stars and not Toddling Around Chicagoland.