We also offer E.S.L.
Look at pictures a few of the many excellent language activities we have designed to bring foreign language alive for our youngest campers. From puppets and echo chants during circle time to preparing fresh tortillas to playing, "un, deux, trois, soleil!", every moment is deliberately constructed to take advantage of your child¹s amazing capacity to absorb languages.
Want your children to start learning a new language this summer? Savoir Faire Language Institute’s immersion programs are the way to go! Being literally 2 steps from the beach and one of Redondo Beach most beautiful parks allows us to bring the camps outside for a real summer fun-filled language-learning. In our new facility we’ve created the perfect kids friendly environment for hands-on cooking, creating art, learning language and exploring culture. SFLI is the portals to language fluency for your child.
At the end of camp, family and friends will join us for a mini-show to see what campers have accomplished during the week.
With 8 kids maximum per camp, and daily outdoor activites, included going to the beach and the park
We have combined more than 30 years of expertise in the area of language learning and child development, plus the nurturing professionalism of our teachers to bring to your child a delightful summer week and the beginning of an invaluable, life-long skill.
No previous language experience is required!
What is going to happen during the camps:
Cultural facts about the country
Daily outdoor activities and field trips
Hands-on science and craft projects related to the theme
Fun, fun, fun and educative
Full Day 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Extended before and after care available
Maximum 8 KIDS per camp
Minimum 4 kids per camp
Scenes from one of our Spanish Camps:
Green jungle leaves hang from the ceiling written with the Spanish words learned that day. Students in groups shout soccer cheers from Argentina. The teacher introduces color word vocabulary using balloons then a relay game is set up. The students excitedly encourage their team in Spanish while teammates scramble to locate the, "azul" or "rojo" balloon. Next the kids gather while the teacher explains briefly about Mayan hieroglyphics and culture with pictures and sculptures passed around. Kids then use hieroglyphics to make rubbings of their names, which they proudly take home .
Scenes from one of our French camps:
The room is set up like a French café - a red-checkered tablecloth, a chalkboard with the "Menu" written on it and a French chanteuse singing in the background. Students wearing berets and neck scarves are gathered at the table giggling as they quickly pass a baguette around the table. The teacher stops the music and the student left holding the baguette shouts out "le pain". All the students chorus, "OUI, OUI, OUI!" They start again with "le from age". Soon there is a small pile of ingredients in the middle of the table. All together they begin to prepare a grilled sandwich called, a "Croque Monsieur". Next the kids learn a funny song about "les bonbons" using some of the vocabulary they just learned. At the end of the day they bring home the lyrics of the song so they can sing it to their families and the recipe so you can cook together.
French - Spanish - Chinese - German
Kids love to cook. What better way to expose your child to another language but in the medium they so naturally respond to! Fun and traditional recipes made with love using the foreign language. Cook delights such as coco rico, arroz con leche,cascara de papa & of course tortillas! Oui Oui for la salade Niçoise, le croque-monsieur, mousse au chocolat and naturally - les crepes!
It¹s hands-on, visual nature makes it perfectly suited to the best language methodology, the immersion approach. Your kids learn little songs and rhymes as they grind spices with a mortar and pestle, count out raisins for "Arroz con Leche", repeat commands as they stack up little "tapas" platters, smell fresh basil and grate parmesan over orzo pasta, and dance "en rond", in charming aprons.
Yumm.. Home made dumplings!
Cooking is a wonderful together-time activity, one that meets their needs to touch, do, create and importantly TASTE! Cooking is the perfect medium to introduce a foreign language and culture! It¹s hands-on, visual nature makes it perfectly suited to the best language methodology, the immersion approach. Your kids learn little songs and rhymes as they grind spices with a mortar and pestle, count out raisins for "Arroz con Leche", repeat commands as they stack up little "tapas" platters, smell fresh basil and grate parmesan over orzo pasta, and dance "en rond", in charming traditional aprons.
French - Spanish - Chinese - German
5 to 7 yrs M-F 1week
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Our youngest students are introduced to the target language through songs, dances, games, finger plays & movement. The very active curriculum includes cultural crafts, cooking & field trips. Come see the kids perform on the last day!
Spanish ~Con Diego and Dora (7/13)
Spanish ~ Pinata Silly (7/27)
Spanish ~Mariachi Madness (8/17)
French ~ Bastille Day (7/20)
French ~ Les petits Chefs (8/10)
German ~ Hansel and Gretel (6/22)
Mandarin ~ Lin Lin the Little Dragon (8/3)
French - Spanish -Chinese �?Japanese - German
8-11 yrs M-F 1 week
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
In our immersion camps kids learn to speak Spanish, French, Chinese or Japanese by "doing". Activity oriented, hands-on, full of field trips, games, cultural crafts and cooking. Your child will be able to use greetings, basic questions & answers and vocabulary while having a fabulous time!
Spanish ~ Mayan Misteries (7/27)
French ~ Tour de France (6/22)
French ~ Bastille Day (7/20)
Mandarin ~ The Dragon Boat (7/13
12-14+ yrs Teen
Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 3 pm (no half day camp)
If you are looking for something really valuable to do for your preteen this summer - here it is!
Now is the time that your child's brain is wired to best take advantage of learning a second language . It becomes increasingly more difficult to acquire a second language after puberty. Let our exceptional teachers and especially-created curriculum let your child be the child she still is and at the same time give her a jump-start on her middle/high school language class . This camp is designed to leave your child with a lasting understanding of the building blocks of a foreign language through games and projects. A positive experience will set the tone for all her future foreign language explorations. A great value - 6 hours of immersion/day.
This camp introduces and review the essential grammar concepts, basic vocabulary, and gives your child better study habits for next year. A great class before going back to school!
Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 3 pm (no half day camp)
These camps are specifically designed for students who are learning the language during the year and need to practice their conversation skills. Based on our year curriculum, they will be 100% in the target language. The children will be expected to only use the target language during many situational activities as well as among themselves. If not already student of Savoir faire, children will have to be tested before being able to register for these advanced camps.
Middle and High school Foreign Language Preparation
Author - Joelle Petit Adkins, Savoir Faire Language Institute
Here's how: Tell your friends! (age 5 to 14)
Weeks chosen are on a first come, first served basis. All languages camps are available for your own camp. Organize between 4-6 kids (same age & same level work best). Gather your friends and call us with your dates.
Since 2005, we have welcomed children from all over the world during the summer in our ESL (English) Programs. We have designed a format that integrates field trips and different encounters to help them with their conversation skills. For Example in 2009 we had a wonderful opportunity for our young students to meet Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin, the second man who landed on the moon, while he was in Los Angeles. It was an amazing experience for the children�?The students had prepared some questions and got to ask a few of them.
A typical day would look like this:
First part of the class
Review vocabulary/syntax needed for new material
Introduction of new material via role play, communicative activities, games
Role play and practice
Second part of the class
Activity: for example interviewing adults or other children of the same age, going to a restaurant to order food, going to the grocery store�?the idea is to create real life communicative activities for the student to practice understanding and ability to speak.
Third part of the class: individual instruction to allow each student to work on their specific challenges
We focus our curriculum to any part of the language the students need to improve.
We also suggest alternative activities for the student to practice English with other children. Camps are offered to all children in the south bay and we contact each of the organizations to insure they are fitted for our foreign students prior to registering them.
Let us know if you have any questions about our program in Redondo Beach!