YPW offers fun, play based, full immersion Spanish
Language workshops for toddlers, preschoolers and school age
children. Young People from 18 months to 12 years attend our
morning or afternoon Spanish workshops on their choice of
day(s) from Sunday through Friday.
Thanks to our carefully developed curriculum, special method,
small classes of 4 - 8 children and our excellent team of
native speaking teachers, your young people will learn Spanish
naturally, in a fun, engaging environment.
- Our Spanish curriculum is packaged with art projects,
games, relay races, cooking projects, drama, singing, and
more, all designed to appeal to a young child’s sense of
discovery and fun.
- This hands-on, interactive, high-energy approach ensures
that children are motivated and engaged while learning at
the same time.
- Monthly themes such as Dinosaur Land, Transportation,
Going to the Zoo, UnderWater World and more, contextualize
the learning experience for children.
- Our teachers use dramatic presentation, miming, gestures,
facial expressions and silliness to enhance both comprehension
- The curriculum, with its varied activities, and the teaching
style, with its demonstrative approach, foster in children
a positive attitude toward language learning.
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- The full immersion approach takes advantage of children’s
unique ability to absorb the foreign language naturally,
the way they absorbed English.
- In a full immersion setting, children learn a second
language without having to translate
- The window of opportunity, where the brain is hard-wired
to learn language naturally, exists from birth to approximately
- Our native-speaking teachers use the foreign language
for the entire session, taking advantage of a young child’s
ability to mimic native accents flawlessly.
- We use bright, clear visuals, dynamic gestures, miming,
vivid facial expressions, and dramatic voices to facilitate
comprehension in the context of 100% immersion.
- Children are encouraged to actively use the foreign language
throughout the course of each session.
- We provide consistent language clues, use choice questions,
model answers and prompt group repetition to help children
speak the new language.
- We use a system of rhythmic chanting to promote retention
and retrieval of new words and key language structures.
- We use key phrases —simple, well articulated, consistent
phrases—to promote comprehension and speaking.
- Our small groups of 4-8 children foster individualized
learning; our teachers challenge each child to develop comprehension,
basic verbal skills and increased spontaneous speech at
his or her own pace.
- In this multi-level learning environment, newcomers learn
from peer-models while more experienced children build confidence
and leadership alongside more advanced language skills.
How Does It Work?
YPW curriculum presents the Spanish language in phrases,
simple sentences and target structures. We believe that language
instruction for children must go beyond simple vocabulary
lists to functional language. We want to give children the
tools to express themselves simply in another language.
Teaching children language in functional chunks such as,
“Mi nombre es____,” or “Yo quiero______” allows children to
assimilate and communicate global meaning before breaking
language down into its discrete grammatical parts. Linguistic
research shows that children retain and retrieve language
best in chunks, rather than in individual words; this approach
enables them to communicate more fully, sooner.
The key components of our curriculum include:
Language Chunks: equipping children right away with functional
language through key phrases and language chunks rather than
just vocabulary lists
Sheltered language: using slower, well-articulated language
and consistent phrasing to facilitate comprehension
Rhythm: setting key phrases and structures to rhythm as a
retention and retrieval tool
Repetition: repeating key phrases and structures to reinforce
Constant language: optimizing exposure time to the language
by providing maximum input
Positive reinforcement: rewarding children with praise at
every level of participation and skill to foster a positive,
can-do attitude toward language learning
|Chiquititos for Infants,
Toddlers, and PreK - Mommy and Me Workshops
This is a series of mixed-aged workshops for infants,
toddlers, and preschoolers. These are weekly, 40 minute
workshops. Parents and kids learn Spanish through songs,
games, story telling.
Young People participate with their care giver at their
own level, when they are ready to do so.
A parent or caregiver must accompany each child to the
workshop. Additional siblings who have not reached their
1st birthday by the first day of class are free. It is
common for young people in this age group to repeat workshops
before gaining full mastery of the material.
Chiquitos: Ages 3 to 5
Spanish is fun! Parents can join the young people
learning Spanish through songs, playing physically active
games such as "Simon Says" and charades, creating
artistic projects, and playing games like memory, bingo
and dominoes in this 40 minute workshop. A vocabulary based on words encountered
in daily life is the building block of this YPW Full-Immersion
Spanish program for Young People. It is common for young
people in this age group to repeat workshops before
gaining full mastery of the material.
|Preschool: Ages 3 mo to
Full year preschool that includes both morning and/or
afternoon programs. Children will be completely immersed
in Spanish as they learn the skills that will prepare
them for kindergarten. These skills include pre-reading,
pre-writing, pre-math and social skills. For more information
Chicos: Ages 6 to 9
Students learn Spanish through story telling, games,
songs, and activities related to their own experiences.
The 50 minutes Chicos workshops are designed to gradually enable
students to attain proficiency in speaking, listening,
reading and writing. Young people will be fully exposed
to the Spanish language and benefit from learning in
this "Spanish-only" environment for one or
two hours a week. It is common for young people in this
age group to repeat workshops before gaining full mastery
of the material.
Ages 9 - 12 In this 50 minute workshop, students learn to communicate in Spanish
orally and through reading and writing. More elaborate
sentence structures and vocabulary is learned through
fun meaningful activities.
Artes: Ages 6+ Improve your young people Spanish
while learning about Latin art and culture. This workshop
has been designed for children who understand Spanish
but need practice speaking Spanish.This workshop focuses
on developing participants' oral expression and pronunciation
skills. 50 minutes.
Spanish School: Kindergarten to Middle School
This 3 hours workshop is designed for students who want
to learn read and write Spanish. Learn or improve their
This program is also good for school-age children and
students who have the basic Spanish language skills
to comprehend classes conducted in Spanish and who want
to maintain and improve their Spanish proficiency and
Sundays from 9 to 12 or 1 to 4
50 MINUTES =>
CHICOS / MUCHACHOS WORKSHOP. Young People learn Spanish
through story telling, games, songs, and activities
related to their own experiences. This workshop is designed
to gradually enable students to attain proficiency in
speaking and listening.
10 MINUTES => Break / Snack / Outdoor
50 MINUTES =>
Hands-On Literacy with Reading Rods - bright color-coded,
interlocking cubes give young people visual cues about
the purpose of each letter and word & Reading comprehension
- Story time.
Phonemic Awareness Level 1: Introduce letters,
syllables, and sounds to nonreaders. All the
letters of the Spanish alphabet, common word parts,
and open syllables (ma, me, mi, mo, mu, etc.)
More Phonics and Vocabulary Level 2: A logical
and natural extension of the lessons in
level 1. Extends phonics knowledge and introduces basic
- Forming new words from syllable chunks (ma + pa =
- Learning variant sounds of c, g, and x
- Working with plurals, accents, diphthongs, compound
and rhyming words, and much more
Sentence Building and Vocabulary Level 3: More advanced
- Word building with prefixes and suffixes and more
complex sentence construction
- Rules of accentuation
- Identifying commonly misspelled words
10 MINUTES =>
Break / Snack / Outdoor Game
30 MINUTES =>
Art / Culture Workshop
30 MINUTES =>
Special Projects / Workshops
Rotation of: Cooking, Music, Math & Science, Technology
or Robotics Workshops
Immersion Program: Designed to give young people a
unique opportunity to learn or improve Spanish. During
each session young people will participate in various
activities such as light cooking, Latin arts & crafts.
Young People can sign up for any number of sessions.
Each session, we will be focusing on a different Latin
country (Colombia, Mexico, Costa Rica, Peru). Join us
for an exploration of Spanish and some Latin American
countries. Native speaking teachers will immerse your
child in Spanish while having a great time.
Children will also explore the different stations described
1. Music & Dance
Cultural Education often starts with music and dance,
which exists in nearly every culture. Daily use of music
with language enhances learning and allows for practice
2. Food & Recipes
Colorful plates and sumptuous smells will have even timid
testers sampling food at various countries! a healthy
snack will also tie into our session themes of country
3. Story Telling
Young People will learn the traditional stories and fairy
tales from the featured countries. Young People along
with the teacher will also get the chance to re-tell those
stories through drama and TPRS (Total Physical Response
4. Culture Station
Native speaking teachers will immerse students in the
language of Spanish and celebrate the culture of the summer
session countries. With props such as typical costumes
and instruments, young people learn through guided play
5. Art & Artists
As children explore various art mediums, they will be
exposed to several native Spanish artists as well. A chance
at creative expression brings out the artist in all little
6. Traditional Games
Young People from all over the world share the common
love for playing games! We will learn some new ones and
find we have some games in common with other cultures.
| TUITION RATES
10 Week Session
# Of Sessions Per Week / 10 Week
# Of Siblings / 10 Week Session Tuition
1 / $150mmmm 2 / $275
mmmm 3 / $375mmmm
4 / $450mmmm 5 / $537.50mmmm
6 / $625
Spanish School => $450 / 10 Sundays per Session
$15 Registration Fee Per Session ........
$20 Material Fee Per Session
A $15 registration fee per student and full session
tuition is required with the registration form to reserve
a space in the workshop. Registration is not considered
complete and class space is not reserved until these
fees are paid.
Registration fees are non-refundable / non-transferable.
There are NO refunds or adjustments due to absences.
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|Tuition is payable in advance.
No refunds or adjustments due to absences. Tuition is
non-refundable and non-transferable. Make-up classes are
|$30 Fee will be charged on all
checks returned by the bank
Chiquititos - Mommy & Me Spanish Workshop
- for infants, toddlers and preschoolers - , Chiquitos
- 3 to 5 - , Chicos - 6 to 9 -
, Muchachos - 10 to 16 -
10 Weekly, 40-minute (Mommy & Me and Preschool) or 50-minute (after school) workshops. Once, twice or more
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
9:30, 10:30, 11:30
Spanish School - Kindergarten to 12th Grade-
10 Weekly, 3 hour workshops.
Every Sunday from 9 to 12 or 1 to 4 or Every Wednesday
from 3 to 6 pm
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