11 Jan The Best of NYC: Language Classes for Kids
Leaning a new language as a child really is a life skill, and we are lucky that in NYC the choice of languages to study are aplenty. Whether you are looking for your child to learn Spanish, English, Mandarin, French, German, Hebrew, Russian, Hindi, Italian, Greek, Turkish or ASL, there is a perfect class for your family. Below are some of the best language classes that the city has to offer.
Carousel of Languages
New York City’s leading foreign language program for young children. Studies in brain development indicate that early exposure to more than one language builds a more powerful brain by boosting synaptic connections.
Over 20 years of proven classroom success has strengthened our mission:
To provide our youngest generation with the intellectual stimulation and educational advantage gained through early exposure to more than one language.
Carousel of Languages
1309 Madison Ave
French Immersion Program (Preschool age Program)
FFLO program follows the French Education Nationale curriculum. Our mission is to help students develop memory and creativity, reasoning and imagination, diligence and autonomy, and fostering a spirit of initiation. Intellectual development is stimulated with observation, experimentation, and active exploration.
The Education National structures this learning in 5 areas: Becoming a student: Enriching the French Language and its structure, exploring literacy and language skills, Critical thinking and building numeracy and maths skills, Discovering the world around and physical activity and finally creating and imagination through the visual arts and music.
Small, caring and safe environment situated right across the McCarren. We take daily walks to the park. Our goal is to provide an education for children that nurtures independence and learning through inquiry and reflecting on their own learning. We aim to provide an education that is engaging, relevant, challenging and significant. We offer 2, 3 or 5 day options.
French For Little Ones
33 Nassau Avenue
Learn French Brooklyn/ French Language Classes for Children 3 and Up
Age range: 3 and up
Level: Beginners to Francophones
Learn French Brooklyn provides French language and multicultural education for children ages four through eight years old. Our After School Enrichment Program offers a structured curriculum focused on language proficiency and cultural knowledge. Lessons are accessible and fun—taught through themes, books, games, art and songs.
The purpose of these classes is to learn French in an Immersive environment while exploring themes and activities that are fun and exciting for children. Each class focuses on a topic where children will learn French vocabulary and basic terms through hands-on activities like cooking, science and music.
Learn French Brooklyn
33 Nassau Avenue
The Language Workshop for Children
Now enrolling for one-on-one lessons with the most highly skilled language instructors available online.
What determines whether a child learns a foreign language and forgets their new skills a week later or uses this knowledge and enthusiasm to fuel a lifelong language learning journey. Methodology and experience.
Developed by the pioneers of language education for children, our programs bring 10 years of experience in online instruction to your living room with individualized, active language classes. Each lesson is based on proven methods and materials perfected to capture your little one’s attention during the ages when he or she absorbs information the fastest.
While other online kids language classes rely on videos for passive learning, LWFC students receive one-on-one, interactive, and humorous lessons with our certified, native-fluent teachers. Our private language lessons give kids the chance to focus on the lesson, hear pronunciation clearer, and consistently practice speaking in their target language.
Offer your kids a stimulating and engaging learning experience that opens doors to a world of discovery.
New York City’s premiere Italian language school and cultural center.
Want to immerse yourself into the Italian language, heritage and culture? Collina Italiana has the learning experience you’re looking for. Get close to the Bella Lingua of Italy!
Virtual Classes That Feel Personal
Learn from home, feel like you’re here in-person! Our online classes are available for all levels and customized for exactly what you need. We have Italian courses and programs for kids and adults, individuals and groups, that will make learning feel more like having fun—with an Italian accent.
Just like in-person classes, our virtual classes use our famous Collina Method to integrate the culture of Italy with the language. Not familiar with the Collina Method? Then keep reading and learn about our amazing community.
Collina Italiana Italian Language and Cultural Center
1556 3rd Ave #602-603
TriBeCa Language has been empowering NYC with the gift of languages for over 13 years. With our team of highly-qualified native teacher we share our passion for our mother tongue in an entertaining and engaging way. While we adapt to each students learning goals and specific way of learning, we also focus on communication and comprehension of the language. We make learning a new language a FUN and POSITIVE experience for all!
The core of our teaching is the proprietary Qtalk method (created by linguist extraordinaire and founder of the school – Maurice Hazan) – a real breakthrough in the world of language instruction.
With the Qtalk proprietary image library system, visual representations of all parts of speech are interpreted as complete sentences from the very first class, making learning simple & instantly gratifying for children & adults.
QTalk is used in hundreds of schools in the US and abroad and is endorsed by neurologists, linguistic centers such LARC and available in Spanish, French, Mandarin, English, Italian, German, Hindi, Japanese, Portuguese, Arabic, & Korean.
We will work with you to fit your scheduling needs so make sure you let us know what you’re seeking if you don’t see it on the schedules.
90 Broad St.
Baby Fingers is not your typical “baby sign language” program, our curriculum is rooted in real language and culture, supported by research and evidenced based practice, developed by a mom who is also an experienced music therapist and teacher of the Deaf. At Baby Fingers, our students of all ages are hearing and d/Deaf (capital D indicates cultural identity). Deaf teachers on our team teach ASL and Deaf culture; hearing teachers on our team teach signs from ASL that help lay the foundation for expressive and receptive language, fostering bilingualism, literacy and self-expression, supporting cultural identity. Music is an essential component in our program, providing natural repetition, ease of focus, memory aid, rhythmic support, vocal exploration, and overall joy. Make and keep language accessible for your child. Begin to learn a new language and bridge the gap between two languages you already speak. Strengthen your family interaction through songs and musical play.
141 W 72nd Street
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