We’re very excited to be offering afterschool Spanish for children and preschool Spanish playgroups for little ones in Boise.

As you probably know, children have a tremendous affinity for learning languages. Drawing on our experience and expertise in language education, we’ve created a program that will challenge children of all levels, while also teaching them valuable soft-skills associated with language learning, including confidence, respect, as well as a stronger sense of community and identity. Not to mention they’ll also be learning another language, something that will benefit them for their entire life.

Program Details

After-School Programs

Big Kids

  • Ages 5 – 10
  • On-going enrollments based on availability
  • Students will study September through December and January through May, with a three-month break for summer vacation.
  • Classes will take place from 4:00 to 5:25 on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays
  • You can choose whether you would like your child to come in one, two, three, or four times a week

Tweens

  • Ages 11-13
  • Beginning in March 2019
  • Students will study September through December and January through May, with a three-month break for summer vacation.
  • Classes will take place from 4:00 to 5:25 on Mondays

Teens

  • Ages 14-15
  • Beginning in March 2019
  • Students will study September through December and January through May, with a three-month break for summer vacation.
  • Classes will take place from 4:00 to 5:25 on Wednesdays

Preschool Programs

Play in Spanish

  • Ages 3-5
  • Beginning in March 2019
  • You can choose whether you would like your child to come in one or two times a week
  • Classes will take place from 4:00 to 5:25 on Tuesdays and Thursdays


Space is extremely limited! Contact us for more information about availability and pricing.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What will the kids learn in class?

In class, children will cover a broad range of topics. They will have a coursebook with exercises to help them learn to read and write in Spanish. Younger children will learn to outline the shapes of letters and begin to spell basic words, and older children will acquire more vocabulary and practice a lot of reading and writing.

In addition to the coursebook, children will do activities like singing, dancing, drawing, and games.

Another important component of the curriculum is culture. Children will learn all about the different countries and cultures associated with the Spanish language.

How will the groups be divided?

Class sizes are approximately 10 students and are grouped by individual affinities more than by ages. If a particular group of students likes stories more than dancing and singing, we will do our best to group them together so that they are naturally engaged in the materials.

What if my child already speaks some Spanish?

Students of all levels will be grouped together, but more advanced students will still be challenged by the instructor. The small group sizes will allow the instructor to monitor and challenge students in ways unique to their needs.

Having a mixed group will also allow more advanced students to understand and retain more of the language by becoming teachers themselves, helping their fellow students.

What if my child is close to the age threshold for a group or program?

The ages outlined for each group are guidelines. We understand that each child is different. For example, If your child is 4 and a half or 11, they may still be allowed to join the Big Kids program. Admissions will be decided on a case-by-case basis.

For children 15 or over, evening group classes are usually best. For more information about these options, please contact us below.

A Letter From the Director

Hello!

We’re so glad you’re considering signing your child up for Spanish classes! Learning another language has a huge number of benefits for both adults and children, and opens a new world of opportunities both in and out of the classroom.

Each class will contain a mixture of traditional and non-traditional learning activities. While the kids will practice reading, writing, and speaking every day, there will also be dancing, singing, and artwork. The reason for this is two-fold. First, we want to make sure the kids still get to be kids and can enjoy themselves while they learn. Second, language acquisition is more successful when it is integrated into activities that allow children to interact with other people and use different parts of their brains. A course book is required for class and will help to provide structure.

Classes will be multi-age and multi-level. This helps to foster a strong sense of community while also facilitating an environment where kids can engage in collaborative exchanges and active learning. Students who are complete beginners will have the opportunity to emulate their more advanced peers, and the immersion setting will encourage them to start speaking on day one. The instructor, who is a native speaker, will challenge intermediate and advanced students, too, enabling them to become as proficient in the language as possible. As students advance, they will get to act as role models and peer mentors for other students who are not as far along as they are, activities that will build both social responsibility and independence.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us by telephone or email if you have any questions – we recognize that enrolling for the class is a big commitment for your entire family and want to help make the process as easy for you as possible.

Thank you,

Julieta Cordovero-Rowles

Founder & Academic Director

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