Escuela Bolivia classes for the fall semester will begin on Saturday, September 14, 2013 and end on Saturday, December 14, 2013. In-person registration will be held on September 7th and September 14th from 9am until 12pm at Claremont Elementary School, 4700 South Chesterfield Road, Arlington, Virginia 22201.
Spanish classes for children (Pre-K through 8th grades) and adults are held during the school year on Saturday mornings from 9am to 12pm at Claremont Immersion School in Arlington, VA. An independent evaluation led by the Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) found our Spanish program to be one of the most affordable and highest quality in the Washington, DC region. More than 50% of our students receive financial assistance in the form of scholarships.
In 2012-13, our native Spanish speaking teachers taught more than 200 children and 50 adults. We are pleased to share that program evaluation indicates that 85% of children enhanced their Spanish proficiency and academic skills—reading, writing, and math—and more than 95% of parents surveyed indicated satisfaction with course offerings, the quality of the classes, teachers, and responsiveness of management staff. Parents shared:
- My children now know how to speak Spanish, a language I do not speak.
- I like the fact that my children learned about different cultures.
- Escuela Bolivia allowed my child to develop their native language skills while improving academics.
- We have been very pleased with this program and the parent participation has been important.
Adult classes offer comprehensive lessons to beginner and intermediate Spanish learners. Students learn conversational Spanish while working at their own pace in a small class setting. Lessons progress through different levels of fluency, offering students the opportunity to develop speaking and comprehension skills. Many parents take advantage of these courses to learn or improve their Spanish skills while their children are also in the program.
Edu-Futuro is a partner of Arlington County’s Project Family, an early childhood and parenting initiative for toddlers and their parents or caregivers. This free course is offered in Spanish for children who are 1 to 3 years old at our Escuela Bolivia Program from 9:00am to 10:30am each Saturday morning. For more information on Project Family, please visit their website or contact Project Family, Maria Eugenia Wells at 703-228-1545. You may register your child for the Project Family class offered at the Escuela Bolivia Program at our registration page.