Summer Spanish classes are a great way to continue learning and make progress in the language, to avoid summer learning loss, or to get ahead!
During the Summer, we offer academic Conversational and Literacy immersion classes--both online and in-person.
We also offer one-week long Cultural Summer Camps!
- Which class is right for my child? -
Summer In-Person and Online Spanish Immersion Classes (Conversational or Literacy)
Our Summer Conversational and Literacy classes are a continuation of our regular school year academic classes. These classes are offered in-person and online, as Intro to Spanish, Conversational Levels 1, 2, and 3, and Literacy.
Our Conversational classes offer students a full immersion, small-group setting that is fun and engaging. These classes focus primarily on conversational Spanish, although our more rigorous Level 3 classes include all academic disciplines, plus encourage and focus on students' presentation skills.
Our Literacy classes are designed for Dual Immersion Students and/or native or fluent Spanish speakers. These are our most rigorous classes and they will push your student to the next level.
Choosing your level:
Intro to Spanish: For students who are new to the language and have not had any prior exposure to Spanish.
Level 1: For students who are currently enrolled in a Level 1 class, and/or have had limited exposure to Spanish.
Level 2: For students who can carry a very basic conversation in Spanish (name, age, where you live, etc.), and/or have Spanish support at home. Students should have adequate knowledge of colors, numbers, shapes, days of the week, and months of the year.
Level 3: For students who can carry a more advanced conversation in Spanish (talk about likes, dislikes, attempt to use some present and past tense). Students are expected to read and write at a basic level in Spanish, and should have mastered colors, numbers, shapes, days of the week, and months of the year.
Literacy: For current/former dual immersion students and/or native or fluent Spanish speakers. These classes primarily focus on literacy, reading fluency, comprehension, and writing.
(Please feel free to contact us if you have specific questions regarding placement in any of our classes.)
Cultural Summer Camps
Our Cultural Summer Camps are one week-long (M-Th, 3 hrs./day) adventures where students are immersed into the Spanish language in a relaxed environment as they explore the culture, geography, music, dance, art, and cuisine of various Spanish-speaking countries.
Through hands-on projects, arts, crafts, games, dance, music, and much more, we'll spend four weeks learning about Latin America, South America, the Caribbean, and Spain in new and exciting ways!
WEEK 1 – We'll explore Latin/South American, the Caribbean, and Spanish geography, famous landmarks, history and art. We'll study some of the indigenous tribes that controlled Latin America, how they communicated and explore their wonderful art. Students will build models of famous landmarks, and create art that is meaningful to these regions.
WEEKS 2 & 3 – We'll spend two weeks focusing on food and cuisine! Each day we'll explore a different type of cuisine from a Spanish speaking country. We'll learn a little bit about the history of that country's cuisine and explore the variety of ingredients they use. We'll also focus on other key concepts such as units and measuring (in Spanish), how to read and follow a basic recipe, and most importantly how to work together as a team!
WEEK 4 – It's not a Summer Camp, without music and dance! This week, we focus on the various music styles and dance from Latin/South American countries, the Caribbean, and Spain. We'll discuss different genres, where they originated, the types of instruments used, learn about famous musicians, and SING and DANCE to everything we've learned about. By the end of the week, students will be ready for a quinceañera and more!
Our camps are led by a native Spanish speaker and credentialed classroom teacher. Classes are limited to only 12 students so we’re able to provide as much individualized attention, and have as much fun as possible!
We're passionate about language and culture, and we encourage you to read more about our classes and how we teach!