Teaching Philosophy & Mission
Second only to a full-time immersion school, our after-school language program is the best way for your child to learn a second language. We use a combination of all modern immersion techniques including the Communicative Approach and task-based language learning. We stand by the practice of not translating new words to English, but rather using a series of visual cues and gestures.
Not every parent is able, desires to send their child to a full- time immersion school for various reasons. However, today’s modern parent knows the value in learning a foreign language and starting their child early, while it is still fun and easy. It takes hundreds of hours of study to learn a language through immersion, so how do we teach a child with less time per week?
Culture Club to You!
We believe strongly in the benefits of early childhood second language learning. We want to build a community of young language learners all over Portland, and believe the best way to do this is to bring our classes to you! Enrich a school, daycare program, or home by offering either French or Spanish without having to create an entire infrastructure or curriculum. Our teachers will come to your school or home with our program.