Elementary Spanish: Let’s Speak Spanish!

Elementary Class Schedule 2019-2020

Classes meet for the full academic year, twice per week. Classes start mid October and go through mid to end of May.

Students are welcome to attend Spanish at a school other than their own, however, transportation is the parent’s responsibility. If you are interested in having Spanish offered at your school, email Katey to express your interest. If there is enough interest, we can work on potentially adding a class at another school. We need a minimum of 10 students to run a class.

All lessons will be taught by the University Language Center, www.ulanguage.com. There will be approximately 52-54 lessons. We follow the District 194 school holiday/release calendar and other release days specific to each location. Classes are 60 minutes in length unless otherwise noted. Days, times and start dates are subject to minor modification. If you would like more information on our year long Spanish program, please contact Katey at katey.radant@isd194.org or call 952-232-2169.

Tuition & Materials

Tuition for the 19-20 academic year is $824 per child. A $50 non-refundable registration fee and 1 month tuition is due at time of registration. Payment plans are available. Materials are assigned once groups are formed and will be distributed to your child in class.  Material fees included in the registration fee.

Teaching Methods & Curriculum

We design our curriculum using the latest in language acquisition research and teaching methods. ULC specializes in Accelerated Learning, a method defined by a whole-mind, whole-body approach that engages all of the senses in the learning process. Children respond especially well to our classroom-tested dynamic activities that combine movement, music and art to boost language acquisition. Our students learn by doing — with outstanding results. ULC provides all of the curriculum and materials for each course. The strength of our Accelerated Learning program is that it incorporates all four components of language: reading, writing, speaking and listening, from the first to last class. We organize our curriculum with a focus on communication rather than structure, masterfully designing activities and materials that are age-appropriate. For our young learners especially, we emphasize comprehension over speaking in the earliest stages of their language acquisition.

Teachers, Groups & Enrollment

Like many open-enrollment enrichment programs, we experience a significant number of student additions, deletions and changes during the first two to three weeks of the year. We reserve the right to reassign teachers or regroup students based on grade and proficiency level as these enrollment numbers change.

First Class & Parent Orientation

Instructions for the first day of class including teacher and room assignments, materials, and the time and location of the 20-30 minute parent orientation will be sent via email approximately one week in advance. Students will be grouped based on total enrollment at each location, grade and proficiency level.

For more information regarding registration and payment, contact: Katey Radant, katey.radant@isd194.org or 952-232-2169

For more information regarding curriculum and class content, contact: University Language Center at 952-224-5600

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