Spanish and Mandarin online language classes.
In-person Arabic language classes on Sundays.
We offer language classes in Spanish, Mandarin, and Arabic for elementary age kids (5 – 11 years old) as follows:
Spanish Elementary Age Class
Saturdays from 10am to 12pm
Mandarin Elementary Age Class
Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:10pm to 5:10pm
Mandarin Elementary Age Class
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:10pm to 5:10pm
Arabic Elementary Age Class
Sundays from 10am to 12pm
Our teachers bring their passion for other lands and people to their classes. Lango’s students learn about the richness of other cultures, typically increasing their interest in speaking their new language.
The Spanish language is a Latin based language, developed in the Iberic peninsula from (common) vulgar Latin, after the fall of the Western Roman Empire. The first texts in what is today recognizable as Spanish were written in Castile in the fourteenth century.
It was brought into the Americas by the Spanish conquistadors who conquered all the territories from Mexico to Argentina, but Spanish is also used in countries from Oceania, Africa, and also The Philippines
Today, there are almost 500 million people in the world who use Spanish as their native language, many of them living in the US. Knowing Spanish enables your kids not only to communicate with other kids but also grants access to a rich culture, from literature to theatre and fine art, from television to cinema and multimedia creations.
China is a big country of 1.5 billion inhabitants and has a long written history, of about 5000 years, so it was hard for the Chinese people to develop only one language. There are ten Chinese dialects, but the most important one is mandarin, which originated from the northern part of the country and was for almost a millennia the language of the capital.
Today, Mandarin is the national, official language in China and it is spoken by about 70 percent of the population. It is also a UN working language and it is used by most of the Chinese people that live all over the world. It is very difficult to learn Chinese using only books because one must hear the accents that are very important in this language.
Knowing Mandarin Chinese means to get in touch with a culture that is both modern and ancient and also to be able to understand a dynamic part of the world, for business and knowledge.
The Arabic language was born in the first four centuries AD in a geographical area situated east of Lebanon, to Mesopotamia, and south towards the Sinai Peninsula. It is a mixture of old and modern words and phrases and it was for almost 1,000 years, until the fourteenth century a language of poetry, mathematics and philosophy, that influenced many European languages.
In our days, Arabic is the language spoken by almost 320 million people in all Arab countries, which is in the north of Africa, the Middle East, and the Arab peninsula. Very important to know is that Arabic is the language of the Muslim religion, so it is heard by almost 1.8 billion worshippers over the world. It is also an official language at the UN.
Knowing Arabic means to better understand an important part of the world’s habits and way, and also to access an old and important culture that flourished in the Middle Ages.
We believe in a learning process based on demonstrating to the kids that a language is alive, like an organism that responds to our inquiries and exploration. We start by speaking, singing, and playing, and then go to more complex aspects of the languages. The children don’t have textbooks but adventure books, that help them discover the languages and engage directly in the learning process, initially without any emphasis on the higher aspects of learning a language,
Courses of Mandarin and Spanish take place online and involve more than one user. The Arabic course takes place in person. The kids don’t need adult supervision and the more successful will be if they attend a whole year/program of studies.
The main goal of our courses is that, after one year, kids can speak and listen to a language, understanding the basic words and phrases. We want to make them understand the language quite well, but also to have notions about writing.
We are often told by the parents that our classes improve the general school results of kids and also that they become more interested in other cultures, being more tolerant and more inquisitive.