SUMMER 2022 YOUTH Programs

Our online language courses are designed to provide a fun, virtual learning environment which will introduce youth to different languages and cultures with a focus on developing oral communication skills.

Online programs are scheduled over two 5-week sessions.Registration fee per session: $40

-Session 1 (weeks of June 6-July 4, 2022)
-Session 2 (weeks of July 11-August 8, 2022)

*For Summer 2022, we are offering online classes *only* for preteens & teens (ages 10-14 years old)

Classes are offered in the following levels:
-Beginners: designed for students who have little to no experience/exposure in the language
-Intermediate: designed for students who have some experience/prior exposure in the language

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. 

Summer 2022

We are not offering Family programs for Summer 2022. Please check back for Fall 22 programs in mid-August!

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. 

Summer 2022

We are not offering Kids programs for Summer 2022. Please check back for Fall 22 programs in mid-August!

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. 

Summer 2022

Session 1

*AM & PM Sessions offered
  • Online Chinese Conversation (Beginners) for Preteens/Teens
  • Online German Conversation (Beginners) for Preteens/Teens
  • Online Italian Conversation (Beginners) for Preteens/Teens
  • Learn German, move your body! New Program!
  • Online Spanish Conversation (Beginners) for Preteens/Teens
  • Online Portuguese Conversation (Beginners) for Preteens/Teens

Session 2

*AM & PM Sessions offered
  • Online Chinese Conversation (Beginners) for Preteens/Teens
  • Online French Conversation (Beginners) for Preteens/teens
  • Online Spanish Conversation (Beginners) for Preteens/Teens
  • Online Portuguese Conversation (Beginners) for Preteens/Teens

*CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Registration deadlines:

Session 1 Registration Deadline – May 20th, 2022
Session 2 Registration Deadline – June 24th, 2022

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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