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Language Stars

2105 N. Southport Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614

Phone:
(773) 772-7877

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Language Stars offers fun foreign language classes for kids in 15 Chicagoland and three Washington D.C. locations.

Our Language Stars language centers in Illinois are conveniently located in Lincoln Park (Chicago), Arlington Heights, Barrington, Deerfield/Lake Forest, Hinsdale, Naperville, and Wilmette/Evanston. We also have satellite locations in Crystal Lake, Geneva, Homewood/Flossmoor, Hyde Park, Libertyville, Orland Park/Palos Park, Park Ridge, and Wheaton. Our school programs take place inside more than 100 preschools, elementary schools and day care facilities across the Chicago area.

Our Language Stars language centers in Washington, D.C., are located in Alexandria, Arlington, Bethesda, Gaithersburg and Reston, and we are planning new locations around the D.C. Metro Area in the coming year.

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

From the Director:

FunImmersion® is the most effective method for teaching children a foreign language. It ensures that native-speaking teachers immerse children entirely in the target language through music & movement, games, projects, treasure hunts and other activities that we have carefully tailored to each age group to maximize learning and fun. FunImmersion® is 100% IMMERSION and 100% FUN! Because children absorb a foreign language similarly to the way they learn their native tongue, their unique window of opportunity to absorb a foreign language naturally is maximized by a curriculum that is fun and engaging.

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
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  • Tracing paper and other writing instruments
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense
Time & space more

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  • Calendars and clocks
  • Maps
  • Building blocks
Sci. reasoning/physical world
Music more

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  • Musical instruments
Visual arts more

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  • Materials such as paint, ink, paintbrushes, crayons, markers, chalk, paper, etc.
  • Art work on the walls
Physical activity more

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  • Bean bags, balls, and other objects that children can throw, kick, and play
  • Enough room for children to move around and play and a suitable indoor alternative to the outdoor playground on rainy days
Other subjects taught

From the Director:

Language Stars focuses on 100% immersion in all of our programs for children ages 1-10. All of our teachers are native speakers, fully immersing the children in the native accent and providing their culture to all programs.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Language Stars Mission
To revolutionize how and when American children learn a foreign language,
to foster a future generation of multilingual Americans.

A Typical Day

Language Stars offers play-based, full immersion foreign language programs in Spanish, French, German, Italian and Mandarin Chinese for toddlers, preschoolers, and elementary school children. We are thrilled to offer our FunImmersion® programs in 8 Language Stars language centers and over 70 public and private schools in the Chicago area. We currently reach over 4,500 toddlers, preschoolers, and elementary school children each week, helping them move toward proficiency in a foreign language, build cognitive skills and have fun at the same time!

Separation

Separation is Handled through:

  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation
  • Parents in classroom early on