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“Last year was our daughter’s first year participating in the Language Academy. We couldn’t have been happier with the experience. The teachers are great with the children and teach Spanish in a way that is fun and exciting for the children. It is instructed so well that, to my daughter, it seems more like play than school. Through play, my daughter is learning Spanish. She is now able to understand most simple conversation with the teachers and when she speaks Spanish, she speaks naturally with an accent. She also sings Spanish songs at home and expresses a curiosity in learning more words, so much so that we had to buy a Spanish-English disctionary. She has learned a great deal in the last year and she will be participating again. Learning Spanish, particularly in our society, is such a vital skill and one that is best learned in the natural, play environment and starting from a young age. I’m so glad that we’ve found this in the Language Academy and feel that it is more than worth the investment of time and money.”
The University Language Academy for Children offers a quality after-school second language program in Spanish where your child will learn the language and gain knowledge of the rich cultural traditions of the Spanish-speaking world.
Registration is now open for ages 4-9. Classes meet four times a week from Monday-Thursday at the University Primary School (Children’s Research Center, 51 East Gerty Drive, Champaign) from September 4-May 16.We offer two times: 2:45 p.m. and 4 p.m. At the end of the academic year, children receive a certificate of completion.
Registration is open until September 15 and classes start on September 4. Once children are enrolled in the time that is most convenient for you, we will be arranging groups by ages/levels by the end of the registration period.
Registration is for the entire academic year. The cost per class comes to about $14, and we offer three tuition payment options (academic year in full, by semester, or monthly). This year we are able to offer a discount for siblings. For all the information, please visit the enrollment and fees page in our website where you will find all the enrollment materials.
More parent testimonials:
“Our daughter completed three semesters of the Spanish language academy and was then able to thrive in an all-Spanish-speaking school in Spain for a semester. By the end of four months she was speaking fluently. She was happy to come back and go the Spanish language academy camp. She always enjoyed going to class and never viewed it as a chore. The teachers were really talented at making it fun so that the kids wanted to to come back.”
“We went to Puerto Rico this summer, and our four-year-old daughter spoke better Spanish than we did!”
“The language academy seems to really work for my daughter, because their activities are hands-on and age-appropriate. As the youngest kid in the class, she thrived!