French

Academic French 1 After-School

This session of Academic French is designed for children ages 6 – 8. This is a drop-off class. The goals of the class are to build speaking, reading, and writing confidence in active and relevant ways. Theater and creative language games are used to make speaking French feel fun and natural. Grammar is taught and vocabulary is built based on project work that fits the interests and learning needs of all the students in the class. This class also complements Thursday “Théâtre in French : Jeux D’Rôles” class. It is conducted in French with the needs of all children met by the teacher. A healthy snack is served during each class.

Age : 6 – 8 yrs
Day : Tuesday
Time : 3:30 – 5:00pm
Class prices: $505

Academic French 2 After-School

We are excited to be offering a second level of Academic French! This session of Academic French is designed for children ages 9 – 12 who have past exposure to the French language. This is a drop-off class. The goals of the class are to build speaking, reading, and writing confidence in active and relevant ways. Theater and creative language games are used to make speaking French feel fun and natural. Grammar is taught and vocabulary is built based on project work that fits the interests and learning needs of all the students in the class. This class also complements Thursday “Théâtre in French : Jeux D’Rôles” class. It is conducted in French with the needs of all children met by the teacher. A healthy snack is served during each class.

Age : 9 – 12 yrs
Day : Wednesday
Time : 3:30 – 5:00pm
Class prices: $505

French Songs, Art, and Musical Games

Our Monday class is for children ages 4 to 6. It is a drop off class. This is a creative art and music class that teaches the beginning skills of rhythm, pitch, and the musical scale in a fun way that incorporates French vocabulary. Additionally, visual art is used as another form of expression and is another way for children to build French vocabulary and speaking confidence in creating and building their original art projects. This class is active and engaging making French learning fun and hands-on. It is a good fit for children who already speak French and also for those who are just being introduced for the language. This class is conducted in French with the needs of all children met by the instructor. A healthy snack is served.

Age : 4 – 6 yrs
Day : Monday
Time : 3:30 – 5:00pm
Class prices: $505

French Songs, Art, and Musical Games

Our Tuesday class is for children ages 7 to 9. It is a drop-off class. This creative art and music based class incorporates learning and expressing oneself in French with songs and rhythmic games, original and unique artistic projects. Children learn to express themselves artistically through songs while also developing their French vocabulary, listening, and physical coordination skills. If your child already speaks French or is just being introduced to the French language this class will allow them to have fun while speaking the language, to build vocabulary and grammar skills naturally through songs and art play. This class is conducted in French with the needs of all children met by the teacher. A healthy snack is served.

Age : 6 – 9 yrs
Day : Tuesday
Time : 4:00 – 5:00pm
Class prices: $450

Preschool Class in French

This program offers a unique, creative arts experience for young children. Our educator provides a rich sensory environment, exposing kids to a wide variety of tastes, smells, textures, colors, and sounds. Our educator will open up her world of strange and silly creatures and characters and will encourage children to exercise their imagination in French. This early immersion program does more than entertain, it kicks starts language learning and is a gentle introduction to the school environment. Caregiver and child class.

Age : 2 – 4 yrs
Day : Saturday or Wednesday
Time : 10:30 – 12:00pm
Class prices: $505

Puppets, Stories, and Songs in French (4 mo. - 2 years)

A fun, interactive story and sing-song class, designed to nurture and stimulate the creativity and imagination of young children in a foreign language. Enter a world of original French stories, songs, puppets and humorous props, and share the adventure with your child. 4 months to 2 years old with a caregiver. No French experience required for child or caregiver.

Age : 4 mo – 2 yrs
Day : Saturday or Wednesday
Time : 12:30 – 1:15pm
Class prices: $435

Jeux D'Rôles: Atelier de théâtre - Theater program for young people and teens

What better way to build speaking confidence with the French language than through a fun and engaging acting class? Jeux D’Rôles is an acting class based on role plays, improvisations, silly acting games, and character work. The classes incorporate games, acting exercises, sense memory work, improvisation, vocal work, and articulation. These exercises are used to explore and create scenes, monologues, and plays. In this safe and supportive environment children are able to grow creatively and strengthen their imagination, focus and self-confidence. This class is taught all in French and is intended for children with French speaking abilities and also complements the work done in Wednesday “Academic French” class. To best accommodate our families, we can arrange for a pick up from the local schools ; to do so, however, we must pick up a minimum of four students from the same school.

Age : 7 – 12 yrs
Day : Thursday
Time : 3:30 – 5:00pm
Class prices: $505

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL CLASSES ARE SUBJECT TO CANCELLATION WITH FULL REIMBURSEMENT IF ENROLLMENT THRESHOLD IS NOT MET.

My experience at Language and Laughter Studio started in 2010 when I attended French au lait with my two year old daughter. My son was basically born into the program soon after and they both still attend classes and summer camp at the school today. The fact that they have been able to grow within the studio for 5+ years speaks to the strength of the program. My son went on to attend the Mini-Maternal program for two years which gave him a base in language which has now evolved beyond what I had imagined was possible. The overall learning environment nurtures independence and confidence through creativity. I could not give a higher recommendation.
H.
Mother

ITALIAN

Il Laboratorio di Italiano - The Italian Workshop

Our drop-off Italian program is designed for children ages 4 to 6 years old. The children will embark on a journey of the Italian language through active and engaging creative workshops that integrate art, movement and singing. If your children already speak Italian or is just being introduced to the Italian language this class will allow them to have fun while speaking the language, to build vocabulary and grammar skills naturally through songs and art projects. This class is conducted in Italian with the needs of all children met by the instructor. A healthy merenda (snack) is served. VIENI A GIOCARE E A FARE MERENDA CON NOI!

Age : 4 – 6 yrs
Day : Monday
Time : 3:30 – 5:00pm
Class prices: $500

Le Farfalle - The Butterflies Preschool Class in Italian

The Preschool Class in Italian offers a unique, creative experience for young children. Our early immersion program does more than entertain, it encourages language learning and is a gentle introduction to the school environment. Traditional and contemporary Italian songs, rhymes, tales, interactive puppet shows (canzoncine, fileatrocche e burattini) will fill our class and the little ones will be exposed to a wide variety of media, tastes, smells, textures, colors, and sounds. A little art activity will be offered and there will be lots of laughter and paint’s stains (un pasticcio di colori!)! Caregiver and child class. All level of Italian welcome! VIENI A GIOCARE CON NOI

Age : 2 – 4 yrs
Day : Wednesday
Time : 10:30 – 12:00pm
Class prices: $500

Pomeriggi Italiani - Italian Afternoons

Our drop-off Italian program is designed for children ages 6 – 10 years old with some previous exposure to the Italian language. The goals of the class are to build speaking, reading, and writing confidence in active and relevant ways. To make speaking Italian fun and natural children will be engaged in art projects and theatre games inspired by the characters of Italo Calvino’s books. Creative language games and rhymes will take inspiration from the works of the children writer Gianni Rodari and will support learning of grammar and vocabulary. Our classes are lead in Italian with the needs of all children met by the educator. A healthy merenda (snack) is served during each class.

Age : 6 – 10 yrs
Day : Wednesday
Time : 3:30 – 5:00pm
Class prices: $500
Our older daughter S. attends Classes at LLS. She really loves it and comes home joyfully speaking Italian even after just a short bit of time in class each week. It's clear that LLS has tapped into a warm way to connect with the children and immerse the children without just hammering the language over their heads.
V.
Mother to S.

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL CLASSES ARE SUBJECT TO CANCELLATION WITH FULL REIMBURSEMENT IF ENROLLMENT THRESHOLD IS NOT MET.