During one of my son’s recent information inquisitions (WILL IT EVER END?), I couldn’t recall the Spanish translation for purple. This wouldn’t bother me except for the fact that I took VERY PAINFUL years of Spanish in high school. Oh, and the translation is essentially the same word in English as it is in Spanish: Púrpura
Ellis, my kid, knows how to count from zero to ten in Spanish and list off a rainbow of colors – just from taking a class once a week at his preschool. He loves learning Spanish and doesn’t get stressed out like yours truly over the hell that is learning grammar in a foreign language. It’s actually pretty spectacular to see someone enjoying learning a new language for the sake of learning.
Thus, we are considering enrolling him in a more formal foreign language program to enable his little brain soak up as much of that goodness while it’s still so open to new experiences and lessons. Plus, it’s awesome to have an interpreter on-hand when and if we need it.
Chicagoland’s Language Stars offers foreign language classes for children ages 1 – 10 years old, in 15 city and suburban locations. Como? Si. Utilizing a high-energy, FunImmersion® method of instruction, students learn a foreign language through games, art projects, music and more. Choose from Spanish, Italian, Mandarin, French, Arabic and German curricula.
If you opt to enroll your child in Language Stars’ 2014-2015 academic year language program by Wednesday June 4, you can save up to $100 off tuition with their early bird discount! Plus, they’re giving away an entire academic year enrollment (nine months of one language at any Chicago LS center) which is valued at approximately $1800.
Check out Language Stars’ website for more detailed program information (e.g. parent & tot and kids only classes, summer camp, etc.) and click here to take advantage of the early bird discount! To enter for a free academic year of language classes click here and cross your fingers.
* This is a sponsored post. However, all opinions and thoughts are my own.