It's an ever-shrinking world out there, and you want to enable your children to have every opportunity to interact in a global society.
One way to give your kid a head start is by helping them acquire a second (or third) language. If your child's school doesn't teach foreign languages, sign her up for one of these classes around Atlanta.
Check out these 5 locations where your kids can learn a foreign language.
Lango Foreign Languages for Kids. Rock Springs Presbyterian Church. 1824 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta, Ga. 30324. 678-801-6001. www.langokidsatlanta.com
Lango provides students with an interactive and engaging experience to learn French, Spanish or Mandarin Chinese in an immersion-based environment. By using games, stories, music, art and role-playing techniques, toddlers through elementary-age children will develop an ear and voice for the language. Sign your little one up for regular classes, or take advantage of Lango's camp sessions. Themed classes include Spanish Immersion Culinary Creations, Art Explorers and Get Groovin' Music Class.
Atlanta International Language Institute. 5825 Glenridge Drive, Building 2, Suite 118, Atlanta, Ga. 30328. 404-250-0350. www.languageatlanta.com
The Atlanta International Language Institute offers a wide range of foreign languages (more than 60 in all), including American sign language, Russian, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Korean, Japanese, Italian, German, French, English, Mandarin Chinese and Arabic. The institute uses interactive classes and native-speaking instructors to help your child learn another language.
Language Institute of Atlanta. 7000 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, Building 16, Atlanta, Ga. 30328. 770-730-0000. www.atlantalanguage.com
At the Language Institute of Atlanta, children separate into two age groups (3-6 and 7-11) where they will learn a foreign language in a hands-on setting. Languages include Spanish, Japanese, Hindi, French, Russian, Portuguese, Chinese and Arabic, and lessons are taught through interactive games, drama, cooking projects, music, and arts and crafts projects. The small class sizes, with a teacher student ratio of 6:1, ensure lots of one-on-one instruction in a low-stress environment.
Spanish in Atlanta. 1855 Piedmont Road, Suite 101, Marietta, Ga. 30066. 678-517-9715. www.spanishinatlanta.com.
If you're looking for in-depth Spanish instruction for your children, look no further than Spanish in Atlanta, which offers classes for kids ages 9-16 in an immersive and engaging setting. Each class lasts six weeks. Spanish in Atlanta also welcomes home schoolers, who sometimes have a difficult time locating quality foreign language instruction.
French School Atlanta. Ecole Du Samedi. 2890 North Fulton Drive, Atlanta, Ga. 30305. 770-634-6228. www.frenchschoolatlanta.org.
With small class sizes, a sequential curriculum and highly trained instructors, French School Atlanta can help your children become fluent in French in a comfortable and fun atmosphere. French School Atlanta can provide your kids with the instruction you've been looking for, whether you kids are beginners or already have some knowledge of the language.