Chinese classes for kids in the DC area

Language Stars:
With seven centers in the Washington DC metro area, Language Stars is a leading foreign language school, offering Mandarin Chinese, Spanish, French, Arabic and German language instruction for kids ages 1-10. Our play-based full immersion language programs are specially designed for toddlers, preschoolers and elementary school children. Our Metro DC schools are conveniently located in Alexandria, Falls Church / Seven Corners, Fairfax, McLean / North Arlington, and Reston in Virginia and Bethesda and Gaithersburg in Maryland. Language Stars has been named "Best Foreign Language Instruction for Kids" three years running by readers of Washington Family Magazine in their annual readers' poll.

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Why learn Mandarin Chinese with Language Stars?

Photo of Chinese classes for kids in the DC areaMandarin Chinese is Language Stars' fastest-growing language which shouldn't come as a surprise given that China's most popular dialect is the most widely spoken language in the world, with more than one billion speakers worldwide. The interconnectedness of our world and economy is strengthening ties between East and West, and teaching your child to say "Ni Hao!" will open countless doors. They'll surely say "Xie Xie" to you before long.

Mandarin Chinese immersion programs for kids ages 1-10:
Through our FunImmersion® teaching method, our engaging, native-speaking teachers immerse kids 100% in the Mandarin Chinese language. Kids learn through an engaging mix of arts & crafts, drama, cooking, songs, games, treasure hunts, and more - all developed by the Language Stars team of educators, early childhood experts and linguists.

- Parents and Tots programs for kids ages 1-3
- Mandarin Chinese for kids ages 3-5 (Kids Only)
- Mandarin Chinese for kids ages 5-8 (Kids Only)
- Mandarin Chinese for kids ages 8-10 (Kids Only)
- Mandarin Chinese immersion summer camps

Our Curriculum:Our curriculum has been carefully developed and refined by a team of expert linguists and educators and is aligned with both state (ICTFL - Illinois Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) and national (ACTFL - American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) standards.

Parent Testimonials:

Image of Chinese classes for kids in the DC area"We adopted Alison from China when she was 11 months old, and we wanted her to be able to embrace her culture and her heritage. She started taking Mandarin classes at Language Stars when she was 3 because we were impressed with the curriculum, the FunImmersion activities, and especially the teachers’ ability to stay in character with facial expressions, voice modulations and other non-verbal communication that keeps children engaged. We took her to Beijing in 2009, and she was able to communicate like a native speaker of her age. With the help of Language Stars and other exposure to the language, she is well on her way to being fluent in Chinese – something that is important not only for her own identity but for a future where China will become increasingly dominant as a world power.”
- Nello Lucchesi, Language Stars parent

“The Language Stars teachers who have worked with my children are absolutely amazing! I have worked in and conducted research in over 100 elementary school classrooms over a period of about 20 years. It is without exaggeration that I can tell you that my children’s Language Stars teachers are really the best of the best! Their energy level is constant and contagious, their affection for the children is genuine, and their implementation of the curriculum is fantastic. If only they could teach my children in EVERY subject!”
- Sondra Birch, Language Stars parent

“All the Language Stars teachers I have experience with have been wonderful, they are excellent teachers because they always have enthusiasm for the class, they understand children and their learning pace and how the children best learn and function in a learning environment, and they pay special attention to each child; this makes the child feel important and therefore eager to learn from the teacher.”
- Julie Hale, Language Stars parent

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