Language Stars in Illinois provides fun, full immersion programs for children (ages 1-10) in Spanish, French, Italian, German, and Mandarin Chinese. Our unique FunImmersion® method is the best way for children to enjoy learning a foreign language. We focus solely on a child's Window of Opportunity, between birth and adolescence, to absorb a foreign language naturally.
We have 15 Chicagoland locations: Chicago - Andersonville; Chicago - Hyde Park; Chicago - Lincoln Park; Barrington; Arlington Heights; Deerfield / Lake Forest; Homewood / Flossmoor; Crystal Lake; Naperville; Park Ridge; Geneva / St. Charles; Orland Park/Palos Park; Wilmette; Hinsdale / Oakbrook and Wheaton.
Parent Testimonial: “Prior to FunImmersion®, I thought learning Spanish was a matter of learning the vocabulary and pronunciation. Now I realize learning Spanish is a matter of fully immersing the entire body with all five senses into the language for total comprehension. The result, therefore, is not simply learning to speak Spanish. Instead, it is seeing, hearing, touching, even “tasting” and “smelling” by way of Spanish, bringing a fuller comprehension of the language.”
– Stacey McNeely, Language Stars parent
Play-based, full immersion programs in small groups of 4-8 children in Spanish, French, German, Italian and Mandarin Chinese: Ages 1-3 (parent & tot), Ages 3-5 (Kids Only), Ages 5-8 (Kids Only), Ages 8-10 (Kids Only), summer camps. We make learning fun, through an engaging mix of games, songs, puppet shows, arts & crafts, cooking projects, treasure hunts, movement and drama, all in the foreign language.
2. Multilingual Connections, Chicago
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Located in West Bucktown, Chicago IL, Multilingual Connections is a language school for kids offering a range of Spanish classes, school programs, summer camps and tutoring for children of all ages. Our Spanish language classes are a wonderful way for you to introduce your child (and yourself) to the Spanish language in a fun, an energetic atmosphere. Your child will learn Spanish through singing songs, playing games, and a whole host of other activities that will have them speaking Spanish from day one.
We offer weekday and weekend language classes for kids at our West Bucktown center, and our list of programs continues to expand based on requests from our families. With our open enrollment, you can register your child for the entire session, pay monthly or avail of our drop-in classes.
We also provide kids and adult classes in French, Italian, Russian, Polish, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, and more.
- Spanish Explorers (1-3 years)
- Spanish Voyagers (3-5 years)
- Spanish Adventurers (6-8 years)
- Spanish Story Time (0-5 years, drop-in only)
- School Holiday Spanish Camps
- Spanish Summer Camp
- School programs, and tutoring for children of all ages
- Also offers Spanish Classes for adults.
3. Cervantes Kids, Chicago
Courses / Programs
Instituto Cervantes is a non-profit organization created by the Spanish government, and is the largest organization in the world concerned with the teaching of Spanish. Cervantes Kids in Illinois is located in downtown Chicago and provide before, in and after school Spanish language programs for children of all levels from age 6-16. We offer 4 levels of instruction: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced and High Advanced.
Cervantes Kids will help your child learn Spanish in rich and varied language programs complemented with an extensive library and fun cultural activities. Our highly qualified native teachers from Spain and Latin America hold advanced degrees in Spanish (Masters or Ph.D.) and are experienced professionals in child education.
Our internationally recognized curriculum will enhance your child’s ability to communicate in both Spanish and English. As well as our programs run from our state of the art downtown facility, we offer an in-school program where Cervantes Kids comes to your school and implements our world renowned program. We also offer an online program where kids can learn at their own pace.
Spanish Language lessons for kids including:
- Spanish In-School
- Spanish Before & After School
- Spanish classes at our Downtown Center
- Spanish for all levels
- Private classes
- Classes for Home-schooled kids
- Camps and Workshops
- Online Spanish classes for children
Programs for kids ages 6-16 at all levels:
- High Advanced
4. Little Linguists Academy, Chicago
Courses / Programs
Located in central Chicagoland, Illinois, Little Linguists Academy’s Spanish classes are taught by native speakers who have many years of experience teaching children in private classes as well as at public and private schools. Children will learn in a fun, interactive and enjoyable environment by discovering Chinese through songs, arts and crafts, games and body movement. As of today, Little Linguists Academy has been teaching at 15 Chicago public and private schools.