SPRING 2022 Kids Programs

Our online language courses are designed to provide a fun, virtual learning environment which will introduce kids to different languages and cultures with a focus on developing oral communication skills. Our family programs are offered for kids 3-6 years of age, kids programs for children 6-9 years of age and pre-teen/teen programs for kids 10-14 years of age.

Our small group classes will be held live via Zoom and taught by qualified instructors. Classes will be held for 10 weeks, meeting once a week via Zoom (links will be sent to registered participants the week before classes begin). Classes will start the week of January 24th and go until the week of April 11th (there will be no classes the weeks of March 7-11 and March 28-April 1).

Our general classes are offered in the following levels:

  • Beginners: classes are designed for students who have had some experience/prior exposure to the language with an emphasis on oral communication (there will be no formal reading/writing instruction). Classes will meet for 45 minutes per week. Registration fee: $50

  • Intermediate: classes are designed for students who have had some experience/prior exposure to the language; while the emphasis will still be on oral communication, students will be introduced to reading (for languages that resemble the English script) or writing (for languages that do not resemble the English script). Classes will meet for 60 minutes per week. Registration fee: $80

Note

We require a minimum enrollment of 8 students to run every program and will cap each program at 10 students. If you are unable to enroll because a program has reached its maximum limit, please email Sandhya Shanker (shankers@msu.edu) to be included on our waitlist.

Family Language PROGRAMS

Ages 3-6

Our live online programs for children (ages 3-9) provide an introduction to the target language and culture in a playful way. By speaking in the target language throughout the entire class, the children are immersed in the language and become familiarized with the sounds of the language while learning to say simple phrases. The focus of the class is on listening and speaking, supported by visual cues. A parent/guardian must be present during class on Zoom. 

Spring 2022

Online Spanish Family Program (Beginner)

  • Mondays, January 24 – April 11, 4:00-4:45pm (EST)                                      No classes on Monday March 7th and March 28th                                        Instructor: Delia Castaneda

Online Chinese Family Program (Beginner)

  • Tuesdays, January 25 – April 12, 5:00-5:45pm (EST)                                       No classes on Tuesday March 8th and March 29th                                         Instructor: Xiangxiu (Melody) Zhang

Kids Language PROGRAMS

Ages 6-9

Our live online programs for kids (ages 6-9) are designed to provide a fun learning environment that focuses on playful interactions in the target language. It will sensitize children to language learning, help them acquire an awareness and appreciation of other cultures, enhance their understanding of the native language, and hopefully motivate them to pursue language study. We emphasize functional language use and cultural awareness. 

Spring 2022

Online Spanish Kids Program (Intermediate)

  • Mondays, January 24 – April 11,  5:00-6:00pm (EST)                                       No classes on Monday March 7th and March 28th                                      Instructor: Delia Kailey Henderson

Online Portuguese for Kids Program (Intermediate)

  • Tuesdays, January 25 – April 12, 5:00-6:00pm (EST)                                       No classes on Tuesday March 8th and March 29th                                         Instructor: Maria Gurgel

Online Hindi for Kids Program (Intermediate) New Program!

Tuesdays, January 25 – April 12,   6:30-7:30pm (EST)                                            No classes on Tuesday March 8th and March 29th                                          Instructors: Delilah Pacheco & Ridhika Patel

Online German for Kids Program (Beginner)

  • Wednesdays, January 26 – April 13, 5:00-5:45pm (EST)                                       No classes on Wednesday March 9th and March 30th                                         Instructor: Charlotte Nevin

Online Spanish for Kids Program (Beginner)

  • Wednesdays, January 26 – April 13, 5:00-5:45pm (EST)                                       No classes on Wednesday March 9th and March 30th                                         Instructor: Johana Zamora

Online Chinese for Kids Program (Intermediate)

  • Thursdays, January 27 – April 14, 5:00-6:00pm (EST)                                       No classes on Thursday March 10th and March 31st                                         Instructor: Yexi (Elsie) Liu

Online German for Kids Program (Intermediate)

Thursdays, January 27 – April 14, 5:00-6:00pm (EST)                                           No classes on Thursday March 10th and March 31st                                             Instructor: Charlotte Nevin

 

Pre-Teens & Teens PROGRAMS

Ages 10-14

Our live online programs for pre-teens and teens (ages 10-14) focus on developing speaking and listening skills and introduce students to various aspects of the target culture and country/countries where the language is spoken. Students are introduced to different facets of the target language and culture, expand their existing knowledge, and increase their abilities in speaking and listening while incorporating some reading and writing in the target language. 

Spring 2022

  • Online Spanish Preteens/Teens Program (Intermediate)
  • Wednesdays, January 26 – April 13, 6:00-7:00pm (EST)                                       No classes on Wednesday March 9th and March 30th                                         Instructor: Mikayla Sague

Online French for Preteens/Teens Class (Intermediate)

  • Wednesdays, January 26 – April 13, 6:00-7:00pm (EST)                                       No classes on Wednesday March 9th and March 30th                                         Instructor: Zach Sebree

 

Online Portuguese Preteens/Teens Program (Intermediate)

Thursdays, January 27 – April 14, 6:00-7:00pm (EST)                                            No classes on Thursday March 10th and March 31st                                             Instructor: Angelina Sandora

 

Online Japanese for Preteens/Teens Class (Intermediate)

Thursdays, January 27 – April 14, 6:00-7:00pm (EST)                                            No classes on Thursday March 10th and March 31st                                             Instructor: John Skendzel

*CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

SIGN UP BY MONDAY JANUARY 3rd 2022 to reserve your spot!

DISCOVER a language with cls!

"Our professor was wonderful! She engaged everyone in the class which is hard to do with people being at different experience levels. She always included time to speak to others in Spanish, explained the material well, and really focused on improving our communication skills."
-Participant
Adults program
"I think my child expanded his vocabulary and confidence in using a new language. More importantly, he had fun in the class, and because he had fun I think he will look forward to taking additional classes in a new language."
-PARENT
Kids program

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