Foreign Language Classes, Programs, & Schools for Kids in Manhattan

Foreign Language Classes, Programs, & Schools for Kids in Manhattan

These New York City programs will have your child speaking a second language in no time!


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UPDATED June 2019: If you’re looking for an after-school program for your child, why not have them learn a second language at one of these Manhattan foreign language programs? After all, studies have shown that learning a second language has important benefits that last a lifetime and that children as young as 3 can benefit! Through learning to speak a language, children broaden their view of the world and understand that there are many ways to communicate. Fortunately, New York City provides extensive resources for learning languages including French, Spanish, Italian, Mandarin, and German, and classes and programs are available for toddlers up to teens. The foreign language programs in this guide offer a variety of language instruction from preschool programs and after-school enrichment classes to schools with dual language curriculums. These foreign language after-school programs are located throughout Manhattan, including locations on the Upper East Side, Upper West Side, Harlem, Chelsea, Union Square, and Midtown.

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COLLINA ITALIANA
1556 Third Ave. (at 87th Street), Suite 603, New York
212-427-7770
Email info@collinaitaliana.com

Set on the Upper East Side, our Italian classes allow children to benefit from a comprehensive approach to learning in an age-appropriate, inviting atmosphere. Classes for kids include: Giardino dei Bambini (drop-off Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, 9am-12pm), Girotondo Giallo, Rosso, Blu, and Viola (ages 2-3, 4-5, 6-8, 9 and older), workshops, private or semi-private tutoring. Children gather to share learned words and expressions through playful, skill-building activities such as games, songs, dances, and stories. For all the bellissimi details on Collina Italiana, call the Italian instructors today or visit collinaitaliana.com!

EPIPHANY COMMUNITY NURSERY SCHOOL
510 E. 74th St., New York
212-737-2977

ECNS Etc., the new enrichment classes program of the long established UES preschool ECNS, is offering innovative and exciting classes this fall. Our fun classes, designed to challenge children’s minds and bodies, are perfect for those who are in half-day, part time, or not in a formal school program. We have classes that include chess, gymnastics, parkour, Italian language, cooking, art, Lego build, and more. There is sure to be a class, or two or three, perfect for your child. Please visit our website for the full schedule.

INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF NEW YORK
4 E. 90th St. (150 W. 83rd St. for 2018-19 only), New York
212-641-0260
Email info@ianyc.org

The International Academy of New York is a bilingual, multi-cultural, diverse nursery-eighth grade school developing culturally astute and confident students with fluency in Mandarin or Spanish, with exceptional literacy and math skills. IANY delivers personal attention to each student, nurturing their intellectual, physical, creative, social, and emotional development, teaching them the skills to contribute and thrive in today’s world. Limited spaces are available in nursery through fourth grade. During renovations, we are located at 150 W. 83rd St., and will be back on the Upper East Side in 2019-20.

PUSTEBLUME INTERNATIONAL PRESCHOOL AND AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAMS
244 W. 14th St., New York
212-206-1137
Email info@pusteblumenyc.org

Pusteblume International Preschool provides children with a fun and community-oriented multicultural environment. Our preschool program welcomes families with children from ages 2-5 of all international backgrounds who are interested in having their child learn German, Spanish, or both, in a language immersion classroom. Our after-school programs and holiday camps welcome children from other schools and also offer activities for school-age children (ages 6-12). Pusteblume International Preschool is directed by Friends of the German International School of New York, Inc., a non-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation.

SPEAKITALY NYC
49 W. 28th St., floor 2 ,
212-603-9685
Email info@speakitalynyc.com

Speakitaly NYC offers Italian language lessons for children ages 3 and older. Our lessons are stimulating and entertaining. Children have fun while learning because they feel at ease with their teacher. They are encouraged to experiment with the language through engaging activities and start speaking Italian in a very natural way while becoming familiar with grammar that they will apply in the future. We are a center for the CELI teens examination (ages 13-17) issued by Univ. per Stranieri di Perugia and we follow the European Common Language Framework.


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