Fall 2021 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 live classes via Zoom (links will be sent the week before classes begin) taught by qualified teachers. The family and kids classes will meet once a week for 45 minutes and our Pre-teen/Teen classes will meet once a week for 60 minutes.

Online programs are scheduled over 10 weeks (weeks of September 13-November 15, 2021). Registration fee per student: $50

Note: We require a minimum enrollment limit of 8 students to run our programs and will accept no more than 10 students. We will not process your payment until we reach our minimum enrollment of 8 participants. You will be charged only if we meet our minimum enrollment limit to run the program. A confirmation will be sent to you via email for each program you are registered for.

Note: If you are unable to enroll because the program has reached its maximum limit, please contact Sandhya Shanker (shankers@msu.edu) to be added to our waitlist

Family Language Classes

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. 

Fall 2021

Online Spanish Family Class

  • Mondays, September 13 – November 15, 4:00-4:45pm (EST)

Online Chinese Family Class CANCELED

  • Fridays, September 17 – November 19, 4:00-4:45pm (EST)

Kids Language Classes

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. 

Fall 2021

Online Spanish Kids Class

  • Mondays, September 13 – November 15,  5:00-5:45pm (EST)

Online Arabic for Kids Class CANCELED

  • Tuesdays, September 14 – November 16, 4:00-4:45pm (EST)

Online German for Kids Class

  • Tuesdays, September 14 – November 16, 5:00-5:45pm (EST)

Online Italian for Kids Class CANCELED

  • Tuesdays, September 14 – November 16, 5:00-5:45pm (EST)

Online Spanish for Kids Class

  • Wednesdays, September 15 – November 17, 5:00-5:45pm (EST)

Online Chinese for Kids Class

  • Thursdays, September 16 – November 18, 4:00-4:45pm (EST)

Online German for Heritage Learners (for learners ages  4.5-6 yrs old; need to have prior experience with German)

New Program!

  • Thursdays, September 16 – November 18, 5:00-5:45pm (EST)

Online Japanese for Kids Class CANCELED!

  • Thursdays, September 16 – November 18, 5:00-5:45pm (EST)

 

 

 

Pre-Teens & Teens Classes

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. 

Fall 2021

Online Spanish Preteens/Teens Class – 

  • Mondays, September 13 – November 15, 6:00-7:00pm (EST)

Online German for Preteens/Teens Class

  • Tuesdays, September 14 – November 16, 6:00-7:00pm (EST) 

Online French for Preteens/Teens Class – 

  • Wednesdays, September 15 – November 17 6:00-7:00pm (EST)

Online Japanese for Preteens/Teens Class

  • Thursdays, September 16 – November 18, 6:00-7:00pm (EST)

 

*CLICK HERE TO REGISTER*

 

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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