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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!

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UPDATED October 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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40 Rector St., 2nd floor, New York
212-744-8181 x110
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With two convenient Manhattan locations-Upper East Side and the Financial District, China Institute’s classes allow children to learn Chinese using an integrated, comprehensive approach. Classes are level and age-appropriate. Expert, native speaking teachers lead classes for kids 18 months to 17 years.

1556 Third Ave. (at 87th Street), Suite 603, New York
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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. 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 visit!

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Our German language program is recognized by The NY State Board of Regents and is designed to lead students toward successful completion of the NY State FLAC exam. Our focus is to teach German language to children from all backgrounds. We also offer AP German and other nationally recognized exams.

4 E. 90th St. , New York
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The International Academy of New York is multi-cultural and diverse, developing culturally astute, confident, and empathetic students with fluency in Mandarin or Spanish, while excelling in literacy, math, and the arts. Pre-nursery (2s)-eighth grade, but accepting applications through fourth grade for 2019-20.

49 W. 28th St., floor 3,
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Speakitaly NYC offers high quality Italian language lessons for children and young learners ages 6 months and older. Children are encouraged to experiment with the language through engaging activities and start speaking Italian in a very natural way. Small groups of seven students; educational, fun, and professional native language teachers!

22 Ericsson Place,
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TriBeCa Community School is a preschool for children ages 2-5 inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach. We offer half- and extended-day programs in our thoughtfully designed classrooms. Our after-school and school break programs are open to the community. We offer soccer, chess, woodwork, STEM, Spanish, cooking, and tennis. Register today!

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