If you live in Las Vegas, your child has several options for learning a second or third language.  Whether Spanish, French, or Chinese, you and your child can easily find the perfect language classes that cater to your requirements. Our Crème de la Crème team encourages you to explore the benefits of learning new languages and check out some language classes in Las Vegas.

What Are the Benefits of Learning Another Language?

Little girl and her mother sitting at a laptop, learning a second language in Las Vegas, NV

Enrolling your child in a language class has many benefits. Exposure to new languages improves your child’s empathy skills and expands their worldview. Multilingualism may lead to higher income in the future, as it’s attractive to employers who value international cultural knowledge. Additionally, it can open up opportunities for your child to work in other countries if they ever wish to do so. 

Bilingualism also has health benefits. Using different receptors helps the brain find new ways of processing information. This boosts and protects the brain’s functionality, which can slow down the onset of dementia later in life. Additionally, children may have an advantage over adults when learning a new language, as their brains are more receptive to new concepts and information. Here are some local and virtual language classes your child can participate in.

Spanish Studio

The Spanish Studio, located at 800 N. Rainbow Blvd. Suite 202 in Las Vegas, offers children classes in Spanish. They hold summer programs with semi-private group lessons with a minimum of three students and a maximum of six students, so your child will have an enhanced learning experience with individualized attention. All children and groups will start with Level One.

Group A

This course is for children ages 4 to 7 years old, with classes that are 90 minutes long and run for four weeks consecutively. The days and times available are Mondays or Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. or Fridays from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Group B

A second class is geared for ages 8 to 10, with 90-minute classes recurring for four weeks. The days and times available are Mondays or Tuesdays from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. or Fridays from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Group A or B costs $330 for one student or $500 for two, allowing you to enroll multiple children at significant savings.

Alliance Française De Las Vegas

The Alliance Française de Las Vegas, located at 3651 S. Lindell Road, Suite B-1, in Las Vegas, is where to learn the French language and culture. They offer classes for kids and teens, and they’re kept small for an optimal learning environment. 

The lessons for children strike a balance between being serious and fun, which helps keep them engaged and eager to learn. The classes provide cultural immersion, coupling rigorous academic instruction with entertaining activities to keep learning fun. Some methods used for teaching French include games, art, songs, and role-playing. A qualified French-speaking instructor teaches all classes, and all activities, materials, and books are tailored to each age group and learning level. Courses are broken down by age and beginner, intermediate, or advanced.

The following online classes introduce children and teens to the French language and sounds, helping them develop oral and written communication skills in a fun way:

Beginner Classes: 

  • Saturdays, 12:30 p.m. to 1:15 p.m., for ages 3 to 6.
  • Wednesdays, 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., for ages 7 to 11.
  • Thursdays, 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., for ages 12 to 16.

Francophones (intermediate and advanced) 

  • Advanced class on Saturdays from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. for ages 7 to 11.
  • Intermediate class on Tuesdays from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. for ages 7 to 11.
  • Advanced class on Fridays from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. for ages 12 to 16.

The 2023 registration fee, including books and membership, is $130, with kids’ and teens’ online eight-week classes priced at $195.

Baby University NCA

Baby University, located at 6284 Spring Mountain Road in Las Vegas, is a bilingual Chinese-English child learning center with an elementary school up to grade five. All classes are designed to be immersive, effective, fun, and engaging. They’re age-dependent, which means infants and little ones may learn through games, while older kids get introduced to language learning through drama, art, and more. The early childhood program is for children ages 1 to 5.

The NCA elementary school, for children ages 5 to 12 in kindergarten to fifth grade, inspires students to academic excellence. The curriculum includes lessons in Chinese language, science, math, coding, logic, physical education, arts, music, research skills, and international field trips. The learning center also offers weekend classes, online classes, summer camps, and enrichment classes in ballet, jazz dance, canvas painting, and calligraphy. You can schedule a tour to check out NCA for your child.

Las Vegas-Clark County Library District

Your child can learn a language free through the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District with a library card. A valuable resource provided is Muzzy, a leading language course for beginners and families, which allows you to engage in the activity with your child. Lessons are geared to kids from preschool to elementary school age. Older kids can choose to learn independently. It’s also an excellent resource for homeschooling parents and caregivers. Languages available include English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese, and Russian.

Another available program is Rosetta Stone, an online language learning service that provides access to 30 languages and 50 hours of foundational immersive instruction at all levels. Your child can also try Transparent Language, which offers many languages and teaches through a rapid learning system, which introduces the proper pronunciation and meanings of new words and phrases.

Are You Ready for Your Child to Start Learning a New Language?

Our Crème de la Crème of Las Vegas team hopes this has given you a helpful overview of the benefits of language learning for your child and as an activity your whole family can share. Learning a new language will surely enrich your child’s life, whether you choose online or in-person classes.

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