Hola, Amigos! – for children 3-10 years old

Downtown Ithaca:
Mon. classes start Sept. 24
Thurs. classes start Sept. 20

Spanish for 3- to 10-year-olds in winter, spring and fall

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CUSLAR’s upcoming “Hola Amigos!” Spanish for Families classes will be held at the Tompkins County Public Library BorgWarner Room on Monday and Thursday afternoons.

FALL 2018:

Monday class with Carolina Marraccini: September 24 – November 12, 2018. Eight weeks.
Thursday classes with Alba Sancho: September 20 – November 8, 2018. Eight weeks.


CUSLAR’s “Hola, Amigos!” classes provide a relaxed environment where children and adults can learn Spanish together through art, music, games, mini-immersion and more.

The classes are geared toward the BEGINNING LEVEL, no prior knowledge necessary. Winter, spring and fall courses will be different, so families can participate in three sessions over the calendar year with minimal repeat material! 

Though the classes are primarily designed to facilitate children’s learning, if desired we’ll make time for an “adults’ practice time” where adults can review, converse and present short assignments in Spanish as they have interest.

If you’d like to participate but don’t quite fit the age category, or if the timing of classes is difficult for you, please let us know at cuslarlanguages@gmail.com. We love being creative with schedules, and with enough interest we could set up another class at a different time.

Classes for families with toddlers, 18 months to 3 years

The “Hola, Amigos!” toddlers class is now being run completely through Jillian’s Drawers. It is still taught by our own Alba Sancho! REGISTER for the class through Jillian’s Drawers by clicking this link, scrolling down to “Spanish” and selecting “Hola Amigos!”

Monday and Thursday afternoons:
Classes for families with children 3 to 6 years old

Monday class with Carolina Marraccini

(Children 4-6 years old)

8 Monday classes, 4:00 – 4:50 pm
Dates: September 24 – November 12, 2018.
Location: Tompkins County Public Library, 101 E. Green St., Ithaca.
Early Registration:
$160 base fee for two people, plus $25 per additional family member.
Early registration deadline:
September 17, 2018.
Regular registration:
Base fee $185, plus $25 per additional family member.
Deadline: First day of class, if slots are available.
Class size: Limit of 8 families.
Register here
Make a payment via PayPal or credit card here

Thursday class with Alba Sancho

(Children 3-5 years old)

8 Thursday classes, 4:00 – 4:50 pm
Dates: September 20 – November 8, 2018.
Location: Tompkins County Public Library, 101 E. Green St., Ithaca.
Early Registration:
$160 base fee for two people, plus $25 per additional family member.
Early registration deadline: 
September 13, 2018.
Regular registration:
Base fee $185, plus $25 per additional family member.
Deadline: First day of class, if slots are available.
Class size: Limit of 8 families.
Register here
Make a payment via PayPal or credit card here

Classes for families with children 6 to 10 years old

Monday class with Carolina Marraccini

(6-10 year old Bilingual or proficient Spanish speakers)
KIDS ONLY! This class will be for children. Parents are welcome to stay and learn too, but not required.

8 Monday classes, 5:00 – 5:50 pm
Dates: September 24 – November 12, 2018.
Location: Tompkins County Public Library, 101 E. Green St., Ithaca.
Early Registration:
$120 for one child, plus $25 per additional child.
Early registration deadline:
September 17, 2018.
Regular registration:
Base fee $145, plus $25 per additional child.
Deadline: First day of class, if slots are available.
Class size: Limit of 8 families.
Register here
Make a payment via PayPal or credit card here

Thursday class with Alba Sancho

(Children 6-8 years old)

8 Thursday classes, 5:00 – 5:50 pm
Dates: September 20 – November 8, 2018. No class May 24.
Location: Tompkins County Public Library, 101 E. Green St., Ithaca.
Early Registration:
$160 base fee for two people, plus $25 per additional family member.
Early registration deadline:
September 13, 2018.
Regular registration:
Base fee $185, plus $25 per additional family member.
Deadline: First day of class, if slots are available.
Class size: Limit of 8 families.
Register here
Make a payment via PayPal or credit card here

We know not everyone’s schedule works to attend class in the late afternoons! Let us know at cuslarlanguages@gmail.com if you’re interested in a time you don’t see here.

General information for “Hola, Amigos!” Spanish for Families classes:

Basic class materials, such as class binders and photocopied weekly homework assignments, are provided.

Instructors Alba Sancho and Carolina Marraccini provide a personal library of bilingual and Spanish books, games and CDs for class  participants to check out and return each week for Spanish practice at home.

There is a limit of 8 families per class, so sign up early to reserve your spot!

The classes are designed for families to take the class together. If your children span two different age groups, you may attend two classes the first week to see which class will be a better fit for your family.

Level: Beginning — no prior knowledge necessary. Winter, spring and fall courses are different, so families can participate in three sessions over the calendar year with minimal repeat material.

Instructors: Alba Sancho and Carolina Marraccini.
Alba
Alba is a trained and experienced Spanish teacher of children and adults. She holds a degree in Special Education, with a concentration in School Psychology, and is a certified teacher in her native Spain. She is dynamic, enthusiastic and caters to a range of  learning styles. She has been teaching with CUSLAR since 2012.

Carolina
Carolina
has degrees in education and philosophy from Universidad de los Andes in Santiago, Chile. Though she is new to CUSLAR in 2018, she has taught Spanish at the Ithaca Waldorf School since 2014. Carolina has an active and engaging teaching style that is appropriate for young ones. Her classes move quickly and include songs, rhymes, games and more!

Parents from past sessions have this to say about the classes:

“My daughter and I took part in Alba Sancho’s wonderful “Hola Amigos” class in Spring 2016, with several other families.  Alba was a delightful instructor – encouraging, fun, energetic and interesting, leading us through a rich blend of language activities carefully tailored for a mixture of elementary-school kids and their parents.  This was a great jump-start to a forthcoming year in Spain.  Many thanks!”

“Alba is ‘excelente’! She makes learning Spanish fun and easy. The kids love her. Her games, songs and crafts are perfect for the kids to learn.”

“My favorite aspect is the books, CDs and games we get to borrow throughout the week. There is a great selection! My children love the games where they get to run around.”

“My kids really learned the Spanish vocabulary and they loved the class. They even try to speak Spanish at home!”

“We loved the songs, games, the mid-week resource emails, the take-home resources and the adult-level worksheets. No complaints — my daughter loves the class very much.”

Registration

Fill out your online registration here.
Please make sure to hit the “Submit” button at the bottom of the form.

You will receive a separate confirmation email from us after you’ve registered. As it is not a computer-generated response, it may take us a couple of days to confirm!

To make a payment:

NOTE: The registration fee varies based on the number of family members participating in the class. If you have questions, email us at cuslarlanguages@gmail.com.

You can mail a check or drop it off at our office,
CUSLAR/CTA, 316 Anabel Taylor Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853.

Pay with PayPal or your credit card here:

When you click here, you will be taken to the secure CUSLAR page on the PayPal website, where you can complete your payment for “Hola Amigos!” Spanish for Families online.

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General questions may be directed to Tim Shenk, CUSLAR Coordinator,
at cuslarlanguages@gmail.com or 607-255-7293.

Specific questions about class content may be directed to lead instructor Alba Sancho at albasanchopinto@gmail.com.

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One response to “Hola, Amigos! – for children 3-10 years old

  1. Please keep offering these classes! My little one is only 8 weeks old, but I am absolutely going to sign up for whichever session happens when she reaches 18 months! Can’t wait. 🙂

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