Sponge is a leader in children’s language education offering immersion based award-winning language classes in Spanish, Mandarin, French, German, Hindi and Japanese in their own centers in Seattle, Kirkland and Lynwood.
In addition to offering language classes at their centers, they are offering online language classes, before- and after-school programs at schools and also language club model where they provide a curriculum and train a person who is interested in starting their own before and after school programs.
Focused on children from birth through elementary school, native-speaking teachers creatively introduce language and culture through activities, stories, music, art and movement. They help children learn a language in a most natural method considering cognitively and developmentally appropriate way. Now they have an online portal to help students practice language learning while outside of the class to maximize language retention.
Sponge’s curriculum is special. They uses modern researched based curriculum. They continuously refined to meet the needs of langue learner. In fact, their curriculum was chosen by Mercer Island school district (MISD) to provide Spanish language curriculum for use across all MISD elementary schools.
Sponge has also been chosen as a local favorite by kids and families through ParentMap's Golden Teddy Awards for seventh year in a row! In 2017, they won the Passport-Ready Language or Art Class category and being selected as finalist for Engaging Infant + Tot Class and After-School Enrichment categories.
A growing body of research indicates that learning a second language at a young age benefits brain development, helping children have more flexibility in thinking, a greater understanding of language and a better ear for listening. Even small amounts of second language exposure will help them sound like a native speaker later in life. It also opens doors to other cultures. Research shows it is never too early to help your child explore language and culture. The benefits will last a lifetime.
For more information, please check below.
• Sing up for a free trial class HERE
• Sign up for an online class HERE
• Interested in bringing sponge’s class to your school?
• Interested in starting your own language program?
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