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PrekSpanish goes virtual!

Current Classes Schedule
ToddlersTue 10:00amThr 04:00pmSat 10:00am
Kids 3-5 yrsTue 10:45amThr 04:45pmSat 11:00pm
Elementary KidsThr 05:30pm   Sat 12:00pm

(510) 943-9362

Our Levels
12 months to 2 years old
At this level, the purpose is to get the children comfortable with the very concept of a second language.
We accomplish that by playing with them in Spanish.
Research proves that it is at this stage when exposure to a second language is the most beneficial for further learning.
This level is all about playing with your children, having activities relevant for them that you can easily reproduce at home.
Also, at this level, we encourage children to repeat at their own pace.
3 to 5 years old
At this level, the purpose is to show the children that the language is like a puzzle, where every piece has its place.
Using a story helps the children to understand that there is always something new to learn, that they can’t forget something and move on into the next.
Languages at this developmental stage should start reaching a critical mass or vocabulary.
At school, kids start to be made aware of the letters and their sounds, so we complement those activities in Spanish.
K to 1st grade
At this level, the purpose is to go deeper in the idea of language-as-a-puzzle.
Kids start to have a notion of the cumulative nature of time, so we take advantage of that by incorporating more complex story lines that develop over several classes.
We also start to explore literacy by attaching the corresponding written words to our material, and concepts of mathematics are seamlessly incorporated through stories
Children are developmentally able to increase their familiarity with the foreign language and start to spontaneously produce some phrases by themselves: we set the stage to facilitate that process.
2nd to 3rd grade
This level is more challenging because children are developmentally expected to produce their own sentences and phrases using elements of grammar (of their own and/or a foreign language)
In their native language, kids have come to intuitively internalize language through use and repetition: we reproduce the process at a smaller, abbreviated scale for our Spanish classes.
In order to achieve that, we go one step further with our story lines, and motivate the children to provide their own ending to an open-ended story.
A more elaborate and articulate speech is achieved at this level as well as more operational concepts or math, which we incorporate in our classes.
4th to 5th grade
At this level, children are very comfortable with the language and they produce their own sentences and phrases.
Even when kids are exposed to a second language only at this stage, there is a battery of concepts and developmental skills that they already possess, which are valid in their own language as well as in a new one: we take advantage of that.
Children will create their own stories using the vocabulary and phrases of a limited scope, which we enlarge as classes progress.
Also, we focus on culture in everyday life by building “un mercado” as a way to encourage them to think about different cultures and everyday realities.
Mixed Groups
Do you have children of different ages?
Say, a 2 and a 4-year old?
Don’t worry, you can come to one class with both of them!
Contrary to what common sense would indicate, there sibling dynamics that have proven to be enormously beneficial when acquiring a second language, even for comparatively large age gaps between siblings.
We offer mixed classes for siblings applying techniques that take advantage of such synergies, and the results are very positive, try us out!

A method guaranteed to make your child able to communicate in Spanish, and have lots of fun in the process!

Scientifically proven, taught by professionals with long experience in the field.

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