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Our goal is to provide your child with useful and meaningful Spanish language experiences in an anxiety-free, fun-filled environment where he/she will quickly begin to use functional Spanish to express him/herself.

SiW offers programs all year-round. Our school year is made up of 2 semesters, Fall (semester1,Sept-Jan) & Winter-Spring (semester2,Feb-Jun); we follow a standard school year calendar very closely, but not always exactly, you can view our school year calendar for details.

Our Summer session and Summer Camp run 7 weeks from July to August. Classes range from once per week for 45 minutes up to 5 days per week for 3 hours (half-day) or 5½ hours (full-day), depending on the program.

New students can join at any time during a semester on an open enrollment basis.

Class activities are age appropriate and designed specifically for each age group and developmental level. The curriculm revolves around thematic units creating a meaningful integrated learning experience. Students experience the complete structure and sound of the Spanish language while they enjoy participating in arts & crafts, music & movement, drama, story telling, interactive games, and snack-tivities; since classes are conducted solely in Spanish without translation, the children learn far more than just key vocabulary.

And because all of our programs' activities are designed to be fun and engaging, the children participate without the full realization that everything is happening in Spanish. They simply have fun while associating what they are doing and what's happening with the Spanish they are hearing, this is the natural language learning process -- the same way children learn their primary language.

Classes are open to children with no language proficiency or previous exposure, as well as to those whose parents want to improve their child's Spanish skills in a playful engaging environment outside the home or usual setting (Super Chicos and Literaacy programs have prior Spanish requirements).


PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS

► In all programs students receive their own copy of the music CD containing all the songs they will be learning in class.

► SiW provides all the materials for projects.

► All teachers are native Spanish speakers with training in the SiW teaching methodology.

► New students can join a program at any time on an open enrollment basis.


Spanish Preschool (2-4yrs) Program
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This full school year program is designed for children whose parents really know that learning a language is easiest in early childhood and want to accelerate their children's Spanish acquisition as well as gain all the benefits of a preschool experience and nationally recognized preschool curriculum.
  • Class age group is 2 to 4 years old (child must be 24 months by Oct. 1st).
  • Offfered in our Garden City & Dix Hills locations
  • Children attend class alone (full separation).
  • Complete nationally recognized preschool curriculum (conducted in Spanish).
  • Classes run 3 hours and can be attended from 1 to 5 days per week.
  • Enrollment requires a full school year commitment.

"Spanish School"
Program
This 2-hour extended program is specifically designed for multi-day attendance (although it can be attended as little as once per week) and offers students an environment that allows them to absorb more and progress more rapidly with their language skills while having fun.

Like all or our programs this is a non-intimidating yet challenging and enjoyable "Spanish only" setting that follows the proven SiW immersion class and curriculum model.

Enrollment for this program is on a 'full school year' basis, September through June. Students may join in at any time during the semester and continue for the remainder of the school year.
  • Class age groups vary by location, for children 3½  to 10 years old.
  • Children attend class alone (separation class).
  • Classes run 2 hours and can be attended from 1 to 5 days per week.
  • Enrollment requires a full school year commitment.

Spanish
"Literacy Program"
This program is for proficient/fluent Spanish speakers with more developed Spanish skills. Students in this program are capable of more structured Spanish learning. Activities in these classes are still entertaining and engaging, but are more challenging and structured. Students are introduce to more formal language skills such as reading, writing and grammar.
  • Open to children from approx. 5½ to 8 years old who are fluent or near-fluent in Spanish.
  • Students attend class alone (separation class).
  • Classes run 2 hours, once per week.
  • Enrollment requires a full school year commitment.

Spanish for
"Chiquitos" (parent & child classes)
The earlier the better when it comes to children learning a language and this is a wonderful age to have fun with and enjoy your child. This program is perfect for both and a great way to introduce your child to Spanish!
  • Children from 1 to 3 years old.
  • Children attend class with a parent or caregiver.
  • Classes run 45 minutes, once per week.
  • Special reduced tuition for babies 12 to 16 months.
  • Full school year or semester-to-semester enrollment.

"Partial Separation"
Program
This is a great program for the 'mommy & me' parents who want more while preparing for the future.

This 90 minute program follows our highly effective Spanish immersion approach and curriculum while it prepares children for (our) full separation programs by easing them slowly through the separation process.

Classes begin like our 'Chiquitos' program, with the parent or caregiver fully participating ("mommy & me" style). During the 90 minutes the children will begin to take on more independence as they interact more and more with the teacher and less with their parent or caregiver. In the final 20 minutes of each class we move to partial separation where parents step back (while still being in the classroom) and the children will be interacting solely with the teacher (this is optional and not required, based on your child's comfort level). It's a stress free environment since during the process the parents/caregivers remain in the classroom or just outside, this also allows each child to progress at his/her own pace.
  • Class age group 1½ -3 years.
  • Program starts as a "mommy & me" style and progresses to partial separation.
  • Classes run 90 minutes, once per week.
  • Full school year or semester-to-semester enrollment.

Spanish for
"Chicos"
Whether just getting started with Spanish or continuing on to the 'big kids' program, the Chicos classes are a great choice. Following the proven SiW methodology, these 1-hour classes are an entertaining, engaging and fun way to build basic Spanish skills.
  • Offered for age groups from 3½ to 5, 5½ to 8 and 8½ to 10 years old.
  • Children attend class alone (separation class).
  • Classes run 1 hour, once per week (additional days can be added).
  • Full school year or semester-to-semester enrollment.

Spanish for
"Super Chicos"
This is a more advanced program for older students who have a full immersion foundation. This program is not open to first-time students because there is a level of brain/neural development that takes place in full immersion environments that must already be developed by this age since it is not possible to develop it passed this age. At this stage the students are much less child-like and are capable of more structured learning. Activities in these classes are still entertaining and engaging, but a bit more challenging and structured. Students are introduce to more formal language skills such as reading, writing and grammar.
  • Open to children from 8½ to 11 years old who started in one of our younger programs or who have other previous Spanish immersion exposure.
  • Students attend class alone (separation class).
  • Classes run 1 or 2 hours, once per week.
  • Enrollment is for the full school year.

Spanish for
"Beginners 9-12 yrs"
This program is for older first-time or beginner Spanish students. At this age the students are much less child-like and are capable of more structured learning. Activities in these classes are still entertaining and engaging but a bit more challenging and structured. Students are introduce to more formal language skills such as reading, writing and grammar at a beginner level.
  • Open to children from 9 to 12 years old who have little or no previous Spanish.
  • Students attend class alone (separation class).
  • Classes run 2 hours, once per week.
  • Full school year or semester-to-semester enrollment.
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