Escuela Bolivia classes for the spring semester will begin on Saturday, January 18, 2014 and end on Saturday, May 17, 2014. In-person registration will be held on January 11th and January 18th from 9am until 12pm at Claremont Elementary School, 4700 South Chesterfield Road, Arlington, Virginia 22201.
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, Cheryl Fuentes at 703-228-1545.