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French Chinese Italian Spanish German Japanese
Savoir Faire Language Institute is your child’s opportunity to become a fluent speaker of a foreign language.
European children begin learning foreign languages in preschool. They do not miraculously become fluent from a few foreign language classes in high school. It takes many years of exposure and study, even in Europe! The foundation is set during childhood where learning a foreign language and acquiring a flawless accent is like play – quite effortless. Later, children begin the study of how the language operates through grammar.
Following this model, Savoir Faire has developed a comprehensive and articulate foreign language school that powerfully leads your child, step by step, to fluency and literacy in Spanish, French, Chinese, Japanese, German or Italian.
Our Preschool & Beginner classes are perfect for English speaking students who are just starting out. Your child can join these beginning classes for their first exposure, develop a basic foundation and have a really enjoyable foreign language experience. If they decide not to continue, they are only richer for the time spent.
Our Preschool & Beginner solidly prepares your child for moving into the next levels. At the next level, her oral language skills will also become writing skills. In Bridges 2, your child’s one-word responses will grow to become short sentences. Her 100-word vocabulary becomes 300 words and she has begun one of the most valuable journeys of her lifetime.
Which class is right for my child?
|Language Camps in the Summer Age 4 and up||no background||A lighter approach to language learning - with much emphasis on FUN, similar to our summer camps. Children learn basic vocabulary in a fun club-like atmosphere. (75% immersion)|
|Beginners 6 yrs & up||no background||These classes are a bit more focused on language learning than the summer camps. This is the 1st level in Savoir Faire's articulated steps toward fluency. Introduces 200 vocabulary words (90% immersion)|
|Bridges 2||1 to 2 yr background minimum||After 1 or 2 years in the target language, children are ready to build vocabulary and really start to speak and read in the new language. (95% immersion)|
|Bridges 3 to 6||2 to 5 yr background||Focus on children responding in complete sentences. Continue building receptive language and develop literacy. Introduces 100 to 200 new vocabulary words each year (100% immersion)|
|Literacy levels Age 9 and up||4+ yr background minimum||At this point the students have acquired enough language and are ready to move on to literacy. Writing and reading, grammar and literature are now part of the class. (100%immersion)|