Year Round

Year Round Spanish Classes for Kids in Manhattan Beach

We are teaching small groups of up to 6 students at our school!

 

Welcome to our school!

We use our 34 years of experience to offer top-notch Spanish classes so your children love learning Spanish.

All Spanish In Action classes are designed to provide each child with a very fun and educational learning experience.

We create a nurturing, stimulating, and positive environment where students feel comfortable learning and speaking Spanish as a tool to connect with the 400 million Latin speakers around the world.

Our credentialed native Spanish teachers plan and deliver each lesson with love and much enthusiasm as we care deeply about our students as a whole.

 

SOME OF THE PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:

  • Fun and educational lessons that are tailor-made for each group.
  • Specially planned lessons that build vocabulary and encourage conversation.
  • Learning songs performed by native Spanish singers.
  • Playing fun games, acting, arts and crafts, and storytelling that reinforce the lesson of the day.
  • Designing and compiling a Spanish book of their own to take home (one page completed per day)
  • Using all five senses to absorb and understand what is being taught.
  • Acquiring a clear, native Spanish accent.
  • Growing cultural awareness.
  • A Spanish-only zone, Spanish is the only language spoken in the classroom.
Social distancing is enforced for all In-Person Classes. Masks are required for all students as well as our staff. Plexiglass dividers. Each student uses its own set of crayons or markers in each class. Hand sanitizer is provided for all in-person learning. Our staff will be sanitizing in between each class.

 

Year-round schedule 2020-21

Classes start on September 8th, 2020 – June 16th, 2021.

Each group class is 1 hour long, once a week, PST

BRING YOUR OWN GROUP!

Groups can be formed upon request. Form your own Pod of 5 students and you get $50 OFF, and each participant gets $10 OFF (credited towards the first month of tuition)

 

 Cost 2020-21 of your investment in your child’s academic education.

Classes start on September 8th, 2020 – June 16th, 2021. Each class is one hour long once a week.

  • Registration/materials fee of $125 is charged for the year from Sep-June (non-refundable). After March 1st the fee is $62.50 for the remainder of the year.
  • Tuition is divided into ten equal recurring monthly payments, the last one being June.
  • We charge $155 for the Monday classes or $160 for the Tue, Wed, and Thu classes.
  • The holidays are prorated.

 

Description of levels:  

BEGINNERS

Your child knows some or no words in Spanish.

Students will learn everyday vocabulary with the goal of finishing the year expressing simple ideas in short sentences. They will develop a very good accent, have a strong awareness of the Latin culture, which will open their minds and widen their thinking skills.  Everyday topics like greetings, colors, numbers, family, opposites, action verbs, the weather, foods, and more are introduced, as well as useful key sentence structures that go with each subject. Once they become familiar with the new words, the children begin to combine them forming short sentences to communicate simple ideas with each other and with the teacher.

CONTINUING

Your child knows everyday vocabulary and can express simple ideas.

Students will continue to build on fundamental skills and broaden their vocabulary to express simple ideas to the teacher and classmates. They will continue to work on fluency with an emphasis on accent, as their sentences are longer and more detailed. They will also learn common structures in Spanish such as “I have/I don’t have…” “I like/ I don’t like….”, “I am/I am not….” The teacher will combine various activities that will allow the children to practice the vocabulary and structures for everyday life situations so they can take their knowledge out of the classroom and into the real world.

CONTINUING ONE

Your child has a wide everyday vocabulary, able to fluently speak 5-6 word sentences, understands all the Spanish spoken by the teacher.

Students will use the vocabulary and knowledge acquired from the previous levels with a new focus on expanding it, strengthening fluency, and conversing among themselves and with the teacher. They will be taught to express their own thoughts and understand a variety of different subjects. Basic reading and writing skills are introduced for the first time.

CONTINUING TWO

Your child knows everyday vocabulary, expresses simple ideas, and is able to fluently speak 7-10 word sentences.

Students will build upon the previous years of Spanish knowledge expanding existing vocabulary and mechanics. They will continue to work on fluency and accent to enrich sentence structure with more detail. New action verbs and diverse subjects are introduced through various activities and games. Reading and writing skills will continue to be developed.

ADVANCED

Your child is transitioning from Continuing 2, has taken Spanish for at least 3 to 4 years or is able to have a straightforward conversation in Spanish about their everyday life.

Students will be taught proper mechanics and skills with the goal to express their own ideas, master a rich vocabulary, and be able to read and write simple sentences and short paragraphs.

CONVERSATION

Your child masters a wide vocabulary is able to converse about everyday situations, read and write Spanish sentences that express many of their own ideas and thoughts in the target language.

Students will expand in more depth each of the subjects they already know and will widen their vocabulary adding new topics and structures. We will work on fluency and accent, with the conversation being the highlight of the class.

 

If you are new, unfamiliar with the class levels, or have questions about finding the right class placement for your child please contact us.

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November 11th: Veterans Day

November 23rd – 27th: Thanksgiving Recess

December 21st – Jan 4th: Winter Recess

January 18th: Martin Luther King

February 15th – 19th: Presidents’ Holiday Recess

April 2nd – 9th: Spring Break

May 31st: Memorial Day

June 16th: Last day of class

Summer Camps begin!

Spanish in Action is amazing!  Maria has taught our two boys (ages 8 and 10) for a few years and they love her classes.  She has given them a great command of the Spanish language, proper pronunciation, and knowledge of the culture.  She keeps class fun and interactive with music and drawing and sometimes even samples of dulce de leche!   Maria’s enthusiasm and patience are impressive and translate to kids truly having fun learning Spanish.  The studio is colorful and inviting and convenient.  I feel lucky we found Spanish in Action right in Manhattan Beach!

~ Donna Hughes – Manhattan Beach