UPDATED August: Programs, after-school classes, and schools where children can learn foreign languages--including Spanish, French, German, Mandarin, and others-- in Manhattan, NYC.
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.
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.
Crayons & Culture offers classes literacy classes in African languages, literature, arts, and history for kids in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn.
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Ecole Internationale de New York, a French-English school for grades nursery through middle school, plans to relocate its preschool in January. The bilingual school also recently added a seventh grade, and plans to add its eighth grade classes next year.
La Petite French School, a French immersion preschool, plans to open on the Upper East Side in September.
Upper East Side Spanish language program for children I'm Bilingual! recently added cultural programs to its curriculum. The program also plans to offer a summer Spanish program for children.
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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.
Ecole International de New York, a bilingual elementary school, added a middle school program starting with a sixth-grade class this September. The French-English bilingual international school in Manhattan aims to have students become bilingual within a few years.
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.
Huaxia New York Central Chinese School offers a Chinese language immersion program for children at Westchester Community College. Children learn the language through lessons and poems and culture by being immersed in activities such as martial arts or folk dancing.
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.
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Hellenic Classical Charter School, which uses didactic instruction, coaching, and Socratic questioning to teach children, recently broke ground on an expansion. The school is expanding due to an expected influx of students in the fall, and the project is estimated to be finished within 18 months.
Lingua-Genius, a new language studio in Mamaroneck, teaches children foreign languages. Children can choose from six different languages and lessons are customized to the children for a learn-at-your-own-pace environment.
Does your child need extra homework help? Find tutors, classes, and educational programs for your kids in Suffolk County on Long Island, including Babylon, Islip, Huntington, and Smithtown, that are available on the weekends or after school to help your kids with math, writing, English, and other enrichment programs to make your kids a success in school.
The International School of Brooklyn, a French and Spanish language immersion school located in Carroll Gardens, is adding a middle school program starting in the 2012-2013 academic year. All students are required to study two languages, which are continued from the elementary school.
Immersing your children in another language and culture is beneficial to their social and cognitive development. But to many parents, the job of teaching a child a second language feels out-of-reach, not to mention costly. Nicole Fonovich, co-creator of "Luca Lashes," gives seven manageable tips to use when introducing your child to a new language.
CLAP for Children will open at the Chinese School of Norwalk to offer more Chinese language classes to kids and adults.
Little Linguists is a new kind of bilingual program for kids in Westchester County offering immersion Spanish education as well as classes for native Spanish speakers.
The New York Chinese Cultural Center, a 36-year institution, recently expanded its programs to offer more Chinese language education to children and adults.
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Former producer and filmmaker Julia Pimsleur Levine - daughter of the late Dr. Paul Pimsleur, creator of the Pimsleur Method for foreign languages - founded "Little Pim" in 2006, a program that teaches foreign languages to babies and young children.