Mandarin Discovery Preschool, a Mandarin immersion program, offers preschool classes held entirely in Mandarin as well as Chinese cultural classes for older students. It opened in March inside the YWCA in White Plains.
UPDATED July: A guide to private tutors, academic enrichment centers, and language programs in Queens, New York, including Astoria, Jamaica, Kew Gardens, Far Rockaway, Flushing, and Elmhurst, to help your students do better in school with extra homework help and after-school programs.
UPDATED July: Programs, after-school classes, and schools where children can learn foreign languages--including Spanish, French, German, Mandarin, and others-- in Manhattan, NYC.
UPDATED July: Help your child succeed in all school subjects with extra academic enrichment programs, tutors, after-school programs and homework help sessions throughout Long Island, from Nassau County including Oyster Bay, Glen Cove, Long Beach, and North Hempstead, to Suffolk County including Babylon, Islip, Huntington, and Smithtown.
UPDATED July: Programs, after-school classes, and schools where children can learn foreign languages, including Spanish, French, Mandarin, and others, in Westchester County, NY.
If your child is ready to say "Si" or "Oui" to learning a foreign language, check out these classes and after-school programs in Rockland County for kids interested in learning Spanish, German, French, or other languages.
There's something new on The Nyack Library's third floor! In response to the community's changing needs, the library has recently created a dedicated English Language Learning (ELL) Collection.
Learning a new language is one of the best ways to become familiar with a country you might have an interest in. Collina Italiana offers classes for kids to experience the culture, food, music, stories, and language of Italy.
The Art of Mandarin is a new tutoring agency that specializes in Mandarin Chinese, located in the New York metro area.
Crayons & Culture offers classes literacy classes in African languages, literature, arts, and history for kids in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn.
P.S. 17 Hendy D. Woodworth in Williamsburg, is the city’s first German dual language program and is now accepting applications.
La Escuelita has started a Spanish immersion after-school program.
Collina Italiana, which teaches Italian language and culture to children and adults in NYC, is now offering a mini summer camp and an art class, in which children will learn Italian.
Children at Rainbow of Languages now have two new ways to learn languages and culture: music and arts and crafts. The foreign language immersion program teaches children Spanish, French, Russian, English, Mandarin, and German.
LinguaKids, which specializes in teaching children foreign languages, recently moved to a new, bigger location in Larchmont. The facility primarily offers French and Spanish classes for kids in Westchester County.
Language Workshop for Children, part of Small World Connect, offers language classes for kids in Manhattan. The language center, which uses a technique designed by founder Francois Thibaut, now offers English as a Second Language for children in Manhattan.
Citizens of the World Charter School Williamsburg, which serves Brooklyn school district 14, recently began offering Spanish lessons as part of its partnership with Global Language Project.
Lango Kids, a secondary language learning center in Brooklyn, recently began offering a preschool alternative in Boerum Hill. Lango also offers French, Spanish, and Mandarin after-school classes for kids in Brooklyn.
Rainbow of Languages, a language immersion program based in Greenwich, is set to being its fall session in September. The language lessons include Spanish, Mandarin, French, Russian, Hebrew, and ESL.
Forest Hills academic enrichment center now offers music and Chinese classes for kids in preschool through high school. In music classes, children can learn to play instruments, take voice lessons and music theory and composition classes. Children learn Chinese through reading, writing, and Chinese traditions and culture.
The Metropolitan Center for Etiquette and Protocol recently opened its location in Coram. Children enrolled at the center learn proper etiquette, such as dining room etiquette, and manners. The Suffolk County center also offers French academic and tutoring programs for area children to take French lessons.
The Chinese American Cultural Association of Rockland’s Rockland Chinese School now offers its classes at the Rockland Country Day School campus. Children and adults can take classes to learn about the Chinese culture, as well as learn to speak and read Mandarin.
UPDATED JULY 2015: Find private tutors for math, English, and academic and math centers, and foreign language programs, and after-school homework help for kids in Fairfield County, Connecticut, including Norwalk, Stamford, Danbury, and Bridgeport.
Raising a bilingual or multilingual child is easier than you think, as there are many ways to teach your child another language and encourage your child to learn new languages. The key to teaching your child a new language is starting when your child is young. The benefits of being bilingual or multilingual go beyond conversing.
Planet Han, a Mandarin school for children and adults, recently moved to a new location that includes a kitchen. Students come in each week for a lesson in the new kitchen space and learn Mandarin words for what they are doing and eating—a tasty way to study! Planet Han also offers a new Chinese theater program as a means to learn and practice their vocabulary.