Free Foreign Language Class

Get your child started with foreign language classes today. Language Stars offers play-based, full immersion foreign language classes that open children's minds to the world. Toddlers, preschoolers and K-5th graders are able to learn Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, Italian, German, and French through our proven FunImmersion® method. Join us for a free trial class and see for yourself how Language Stars foreign language classes for kids can expand your child's horizon.

Call us or fill out the form and an Enrollment Specialist will contact you to schedule a free foreign language class for your child in the location nearest you.

Click for details about our program structure, the languages we teach, and the locations of our centers.

Programs

Parents and Tots (60 minutes)

Join your child in our Parents and Tots foreign language learning 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!
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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.
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Summer Camps and Classes

Language Stars offers foreign language summer classes 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 boards. Summer campers have such a blast that they often forget they are experiencing it in another language.
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Languages

Spanish

The language of Spain and Latin America — and the second most spoken language in the world — is Language Stars' most popular foreign language class. Our Spanish teachers come from Colombia, Peru, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Spain, and other Spanish speaking countries and are excited to share their rich cultures with our students. Learn more »

Mandarin Chinese

China's most popular dialect is Language Stars' fastest-growing language class, 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. Our Mandarin teachers come from mainland China and Taiwan and enjoy sharing their heritage and language.
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French

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.
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German

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.
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Italian

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."
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Arabic

Standard Arabic is the official language of over 20 countries with nearly 300 million native speakers, Concentrated in North Africa and the Middle East, Standard Arabic is an official language of the United Nations, the Arab League, the Organization of Islamic Conference, and the African Union. Standard Arabic is also the 11th most spoken language in the United States.
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Locations

Chicago Locations

Arlington Heights
Barrington
Chicago / Andersonville
Chicago / Lincoln Park
Deerfield / Lake Forest
Hinsdale / Oak Brook
Naperville
Wilmette / Evanston

Chicago / Hyde Park
Geneva / St. Charles
Park Ridge
Wheaton

Washington DC Locations

Alexandria
Bethesda
Fairfax
Gaithersburg
McLean / N. Arlington
Reston

Language Stars At School Programs

Hundreds of schools in Chicago and DC.
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Why Language Stars for Foreign Language Classes?

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.

Our Unique Curriculum

Our researched based curriculum has been developed over the last 14 years. It teaches children new languages the same way they learn their first language. Our FunImmersion® method maximizes fun in a full immersion setting and 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, and treasure hunts 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 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, 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, Even Today!

You can join Language Stars in the middle of the season if there is space available. Call us or fill out the form to find out.  We will most likely have a spot available for you to start as soon as you would like!

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