Speak! Kids

Language and Culture Programs

for Kids 4-16

At Speak! kids make new friends while learning about other cultures.
At Speak! kids make new friends while learning about other cultures.

Speak! Kids programs:

  • Language and Culture Camps (Summer and other holiday/school breaks)
  • After-school programs
  • High School Spanish 1 Intensives and Spanish Tutoring
  • Speak! at School after-school enrichment programs at your kids’ school
  • Travel program planning and language programs for school trips around the globe
  • One-on-one and small group lessons in most of our languages
  • Pre-travel language-culture “boot camps” for kids and families  (custom)
Children dancing to Mozart at our Magic Flute workshop with soprano Mary Gresock


2015 Language and Culture Programs for Kids

Wir machen Musik! For Children ages 4-7 with prior German

  • Course Dates: August 3 – 7
  • Time:  9:00-12:00pm, Monday thru Friday
  • Tuition: $225 per week
  • Instructor: Isabel Haamel

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Program Description:  Let’s make music — get your groove on and express yourself! We will make music with our self-made instruments. We will learn German and explore the world of music through songs and rhythms. We will sing in German, speak German, dance, play instruments, train our sense of hearing, create sound stories in German, draw stories while listening to music or German stories and learn about composers.

This course is intended for children who have already had exposure to German language or speak German at home. Music activities involve the whole child: The body’s urge to move, the child’s desire for language, the brain’s attention to patterns, the ear’s lead in initiating communication, the voice’s response to sounds, as well as the eye-hand coordination associated with playing musical instruments. Through music, children will reinforce their language skills and learn new vocabulary. Children will learn about themselves and others by playing music together and by listening to each other. Music enables children to take an inner experience and move it into a shared creative experience.


One-on-one Tutoring for Children and Teens

Is your child . . . . . .  expressing a desire to learn a second language? . . .  starting to forget a language learned earlier? . . .  having trouble in a high school language class? Our convenient and effective individual lessons will help your child work at his or her own pace.  Meet every day (ideal for summer!) or once a week, at a time (and location) that works for you.  We offer customized instruction in: English/ESL — Spanish — French — Italian — Mandarin — Arabic — German –Russian — Japanese — Korean — and more!  Tuition: $450/10 hours ($45 per hour)
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Family Language & Culture Lessons

Sandra and her daughter, Isabella, dressed for dancing in Spain
Sandra and her daughter, Isabella, dressed for dancing in Spain

Whether your goal is to enhance a family vacation abroad or to begin a longer-term educational experience together, language learning with Speak! can be a family affair! Our fun and effective family course can completely customized to fit your family’s goals, the ages and interests of your kids, and your busy schedule. Meet once (travel boot camp!), multiple times per week, or once a week at a time and place that works for you.  We offer family lessons in many of our ten foreign languages, including French, Italian, Spanish and Mandarin. $65 per hour.

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High School Spanish I

Program Description:  Español I en dos semanas!!  Join local Buford Middle School Spanish teacher, Sara Moses, for a 2-week intensive Spanish class at Speak!

  • Learn Spanish at a faster pace without the distractions of other classes
  • Attain a level of proficiency equivalent to high-school Spanish I
  • Develop an appreciation for Spanish language and culture

Your son or daughter will receive enthusiastic, small group instruction in grammar, vocabulary and conversational Spanish. The class is structured to provide a supportive and engaging environment where students feel comfortable learning a new language in a more intimate setting.

  • Course Dates: July 6-17 (Mon-Fri), 9:30am – 2:00pm
  • Ages:  11-14
  • Instructor: Sara Moses
  • Tuition:  $450

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