Start Today with a Free Class
Between birth and adolescence, the developing brain is uniquely hard-wired to acquire language. It will never again be this easy or this fun! To get started today, call us or fill out the form and ask about our free trial class. One of our enrollment specialists will coordinate with you so your child can join a live class and for you to see FunImmersion® in action!
Bring the world to your child!
A foreign language puts the world in your child's backyard, bringing other cultures to life. Introducing Language Stars: play-based, full immersion foreign language classes that open children's minds to the world. Toddlers, preschoolers and K-5th graders benefit from an early start, during a unique window of opportunity when their young brains absorb the magic of another language and culture easily and rapidly.
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Parents and Tots (60 minutes)
Join your child in our parents and tots programs! Toddlers learn along with mom, dad, or a caregiver and focus on building foundational vocabulary.
Each week’s curriculum features a targeted Learning Topic such as colors, clothing, food, or body parts. Every weekly song, game, activity, snack and art project is designed to reinforce this key Learning Topic through exciting activities.
Parents and children learn together, incorporating new words into simple phrases with parachutes, puppets, bubbles, books, and more!
Kids Only (85 minutes for ages 3-5, 5-8, 8-10)
In our Kids Only classes, children climb the Language Stars Learning Ladder, building valuable foreign language skills with each step up.
These full-immersion programs engage, entertain, and educate, entirely in the foreign language! Your child will learn to communicate actively in age-appropriate groups of 4-8 children. We track and communicate individual learning progress regularly.
Language Stars offers day camps that meet weekly as well as week-long summer camp experiences. Summer camps provide an opportunity for increased language exposure through a variety of fun outdoor and indoor activities to reinforce the language. For example, while making a snow cone, our students spontaneously use their target language to request flavors, colors, and what they like and don't like. Indoor bingo tournaments bring out their natural ability to communicate what numbers, animals or foods they have or don't have on their game bords. Summer campers have such a blast that they often forget they are experiencing it in another language.
The language of Spain and Latin America—and the second-most-spoken language in the world—is Language Stars' most popular language. Our Spanish teachers come from Colombia, Peru, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Spain, and many more countries and are excited to share their rich cultures with our students.
China's most popular dialect is Language Stars' fastest-growing language, which shouldn't come as a surprise given that it is the most widely spoken language in the world, with more than one billion speakers worldwide. Our Mandarin teachers come from mainland China and Taiwan and enjoy sharing their heritage and language.
With 120 million speakers worldwide, French is one of the six official languages of the United Nations, one of the three official languages of the European Commission, and is spoken on every continent.
The language of Germany, Austria and Switzerland is a bold language with a proud heritage. We invite you to say "Guten Tag" in the language of philosophers and poets, monarchs and Mozart, Einstein and engineering.
The language of Dante, Michelangelo, Leonardo, and countless other Renaissance figures can surely turn your little artista into a Renaissance Man or Woman and get them started living "La Dolce Vita."
Chicago / Andersonville
Chicago / Lincoln Park
Deerfield / Lake Forest
Hinsdale / Oak Brook
Wilmette / Evanston
Chicago / Hyde Park
Geneva / St. Charles
Orland Park / Palos Park
Washington DC Locations
Falls Church / Seven Corners
McLean / N. Arlington
Baltimore, MD Locations
Sylvan Learning Centers
Language Stars At School Programs
Hundreds of schools in Chicago and DC - Click here to go to the Language Stars At School Website!
5 Ways that Language Stars Programs are Better
There are hundreds of reasons but we have cut it down to five to make it easier to remember!
Our Teachers are Second to None
Language Stars recruits the best, brightest, and most energetic teachers from more than 20 countries around the world.
Only 1 in 50 applicants becomes a Language Stars teacher. Teachers are chosen for their experience in educating children and for their enthusiasm and ability to teach dynamic, engaging classes. Language Stars provides all teachers extensive training before they teach their first class. See below for the countries from which our native teachers have joined us.
Our Curriculum is Our Own - Developed Over 14 Years
We teach children new languages the same way they learn their first language. Language Stars' FunImmersion® method maximizes fun in a full immersion setting. It is the most effective method for teaching children a foreign language.
Additionally, the maximum number of students per class is 8, so you can be assured that your child is getting the attention he or she needs to learn effectively.
Our dynamic, native-speaking teachers immerse children entirely in the target language through a high-energy mix of games, projects, music & movement, treasure hunts and more that have been designed to promote learning and fun. Children are immediately engaged in a variety of interactive, play-based, age-appropriate activities.
The Flexibillity You Need
We know how hard it is to be a parent today so we developed our programs to help fit into your lifestyle. We offer a free trial class to get started so you can see first hand the results of the Language Stars' FunImmersion® process. Once you enroll your child, we offer discounts for multiple languages, pre-payment, and sibling enrollment. If you need to miss a class, just give us ample notice and we will reschedule a make-up session free of charge. And if for some reason you need to leave the program. we will refund your balance. All this with a Satisfaction Guarantee, you have all the flexibility you need to start bringing the world to your child today!
Our Leader is a Believer
When she was younger, Leslie Lancry, owner of Language Stars LLC, pursued her love of language. By the age of 21, she was already fluent in French, Russian and Spanish, conversant in German and Japanese, and had gained invaluable experience teaching foreign languages to kids and adults alike. Lancry earned her undergraduate and MBA degrees at Harvard University and took that wealth of knowledge with her to Bain & Company in France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom and the U.S. After that she joined Disney Consumer Products in Europe as Manager of Strategic Planning.
Following her corporate stints around the globe, Lancry turned her attention back to her true passion, spreading multilingual education to as many American children as possible. Through her research, she came to value the "Window of Opportunity" for young children to learn a foreign language easily, and she committed herself to fostering a future generation of multilingual Americans by focusing on young children through Language Stars.
Leslie currently resides in Chicago with her French husband and her two multilingual children.
You Can Start Anytime, Including Today!
You can join Language Stars in the middle of the season if there is space available - just call us or fill out the form to the right to find out. Most likely we will have a spot available for you to start as soon as you would like!