ABOUT I’m Bilingual!® is a Spanish program for children in New York City and the result of over 30 years of experience in music and language education. Originally under the name Musical Kids International, I’m Bilingual was founded by Yolanda Borrás in 1999.
I’m Bilingual!® applies a unique learning approach that introduces children, ages 0-5, to the Spanish language through interactive immersion activities that incorporate music, dance, art and movement.
I’m Bilingual!!® provides an authentic learning environment and a rich educational space for children in NYC to learn the Spanish language. Our teachers are native Spanish speakers and professional educators who use original materials from Spanish-speaking countries, as well as our award-winning CD.
Classes Spanish Music Classes
I’m Bilingual’s!® popular and fun Spanish music classes in NYC expose children to music and language of world cultures and traditions while engaging in lively circle songs and typical dances, rhythmic chants, bounces and rhymes. Support material is included in all of our classes.
Spanish & Puppets (Ages 2 1/2 – 5)
Spanish & Puppets is a creative, full immersion, Spanish class for children in NYC. In this class, children learn Spanish vocabulary through arts-based activities.
The class incorporates Spanish memory games, music, stories and art projects based on learning units that include family, food, transportation, clothing, animals and seasonal topics. The year culminates with a show created by the children!
Children do not need prior knowledge of Spanish to enroll in this class.
Spanish Stories & Music for 3′s and 4′s
Spanish Stories & Music is a unique full immersion Spanish class for children in NYC, where the students are exposed to the Spanish language through stories and songs. The class features traditional Spanish stories to support emergent literacy and early language skills. In this class, children engage in fun Spanish vocabulary games and rich musical activities that are directly related to the stories within each learning unit. The stories also stimulate children’s imagination through songs, memory games, and interactive rhythmic activities. Support materials will be distributed in class to promote Spanish language reinforcement at home.
Spanish Stories, Music & Pre-reading for 4′s and 5′s
Spanish Stories & Pre-reading is a full immersion class for children in NYC where students are exposed to the Spanish language through stories, which supports the development of early literacy skills. Reading is the ability to interact with a text, understand and use it for specific purposes. Spanish Stories & Pre-reading will help children discover new words in Spanish that they will use both at I’m Bilingual!® and at home! It will be a learning experience for the entire family!
Pre-reading activities include: learning the alphabet and the phonemes of the Spanish language, playing with memory cards, talking about common objects from their surroundings, audiovisual learning, and learning vocabulary words from the stories.
This class is for children who have prior experience with Spanish, which may include the following: children have attended classes at I’m Bilingual, have moved from a Spanish Speaking country or they actively listen to Spanish at home, with a caregiver or a parent.
Spanish Music Class, Spanish Snack Time and Spanish & Puppets Class
Full immersion 1 hour and 45 minute Spanish class for children in NYC!
The Spanish Combo Immersion Class is one of our most complete offerings and it includes:
· A 45 minute Spanish Music class that exposes children to the language through lively group songs, typical dances, rhythmic chants, and rhymes.
· Spanish Snack time, where children and instructors have the opportunity to engage in informal and spontaneous Spanish conversations about topics that may include the clothes they are wearing, their favorite foods, the weather, and other topics to promote interaction at a more individual level.
Spanish Storytime is a walk-in 30-minute class for children in NYC. Children are exposed to the Spanish language through stories, to engage conversation and develop Spanish vocabulary.
Spanish Story Time: Walk-in class $20 p/child $30 for 2 siblings attending together
Spanish Fun! Camp-like Program for 2 - 5 yrs. June 9 – June 20, 2014 July 7 – July 18, 2014
Spanish Fun! is a full immersion Spanish camp-like program that exposes children to the rich environment of Spanish-speaking cultures. Children that attend Spanish Fun! will build a strong foundation in the Spanish language, develop leadership skills, promote self esteem which contribute to future academic achievement and success throughout their lives.
Every morning children engage in creative and diverse story-based activities in a Spanish immersion format. Activities include: music, dance, theater, vocabulary-building group games, art projects, Spanish cooking, interactive media, story time and Friday show!
Spanish Fun! is taught by qualified native Spanish-speaking instructors that provide hands-on experiences for children in a supportive and caring environment.
Spanish Fun! 2014 featured stories: “Caperucita Roja” (Little Red Riding Hood) and “La Sandía Gigantesca” (The Giant Watermelon).
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