Toddler and Parent Language Classes (Ages 1.5-3)
Children in this class don't sit still for long! Accompanied by parents or caregivers, these young "students" (ages 1 1/2 to 3 years) start learning a new language through a variety of activities designed to engage their minds and bodies. Students become great friends with Cosmo the Bulldog, participating in his crazy adventures right alongside him and his friends, the Lango Kids. Music and movement form the foundation for the classes, as the children sing simple, rhythmic 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 "playclasses" are great for parents and caregivers who want to learn a new language alongside their children!
Preschooler Language Classes (Ages 3-5)
Fun and play form the foundation for our preschoolers foreign language classes. Within two or three classes, kids ages 3-5 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. Preschooler foreign language classes are great for kids who are enrolled in preschool, but have not yet started kindergarten.
Elementary Language Classes (Ages 6-11)
Our early elementary students learn their new languages through adventures, activities that require increasing levels of engagement and understanding over time, and that reward kids with a feeling of accomplishment. 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. Lango is proud to partner with dozens of elementary schools nationwide to provide convenient classes to their students.
Art Explorers (Spanish, Ages 4-9)
Three dimensional artist Joana Pratt Lopez will be teaching using techniques she created in her furniture and scenery workshop in Colombia, S.A. The students will be making objects out of clay, plaster, styrofoam and recycled materials like cardboard, boxes, bottles, etc. These classes are conducted entirely in Spanish.
Finger Puppets: 3hrs class (2 Saturdays ) 1.5 hours per class. The students will create finger puppets out of Play-doh and invent stories using the puppets as characters. They will learn rolling, cutting, designing and shaping.
Clay Dogs: 3 hours class (2 Saturdays) 1.5 hours per class. In this class the student will create a dog out of clay. Techniques include squeezing, measuring, rolling, designing and assembling clay.
Cubist Portrait Bust introduction to Pablo Picasso paintings and language! 4 hour class (2 Saturdays) 2 hours per class. The students will use Styrofoam and plaster to shape and build a geometric bust or torso, in emulation of a Picasso cubist portrait. They will learn cutting, gluing and plaster molding techniques.
Recycling Experience - make your dream city! (1 Saturday) 1.5 hours. Students will learn how to create beautiful objects from recycled materials developing a green conscience while making art, creating a city! The students will experience the planning, designing and building the city of their dreams. They will create forms and patterns by overlapping and joining cardboard of different sizes and shapes to represent houses, roads and other parts of cities. They will learn how to cut, join, sketch and design.
Get Groovin' Music Class (Mandarin Chinese)
This fun, sing along music class is designed for children with or without parents/caregivers. Enjoy songs, finger plays, rhythm sticks, drums combined with dance moves and puppetry! Plant the seed for a love of music and movement. Adults should be prepared to sing, dance and get silly along with the kids.
Spanish Immersion Culinary Creations - Cooking Kiddos!
What kids doesn't love to "help" out in the kitchen? This workshop is conducted entirely in Spanish while kids prepare fun food creations, such as smoothies, wraps, healthy salads and hummus. All while learning what makes a healthy meal, exploring new and different veggies and enjoying their own creations! (6 kids max, organic foods).