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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!

UPDATED April 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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4 E. 90th St. (150 W. 83rd Street for 2018-19 only), New York

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.

888 Lexington Ave. (at 66th Street), Upper East Side

The Language Workshop for Children has been a leading name in children's language acquisition since 1973. Using the renowned Thibaut Technique® and native speaking teachers, children learn through original music, vocabulary building songs, immersion, visual aids, and action games in a controlled playgroup environment. The LWFC offers French, Spanish, Chinese, and Italian group classes for tots (6 months-3 years), including a Family Preschool, and for children ages 3-8. We also offer private lessons in person or online through Skype as well as test prep for all ages, including teens and college students.

122 West 27th St. 12th Floor ,

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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