There are several ways to learn Spanish with Chiquimundo. We run classes where parents are involved, and immersion programmes which are just for kids! Here are our current classes
- Chiquimúsica is for babies and toddlers under 2.5 years old and parents (we can accept slightly older children if you think this class suits your child better - just ask!). In these classes babies, toddlers and parents/caregivers learn Spanish through song, music, movement and simple phrases that can be used at home. Sessions are $85 for one baby and a parent for 8 classes or $120 for two children and a parent.
- Chiquiniños is for children 2.5 years to 5 years and an attending parent/caregiver. Children learn with themes that relate to popular literature such as 'La Oruga Muy Hambrienta' (The Very Hungry Caterpillar) . Songs, games, stories, music and a combination of large and fine motor activities are incorporated so children can see, touch, hear and use Spanish! Sessions are $145 for one pre-schooler and a parent or $220 for two children for 8 classes, fees can be split between pre-school and school classes. For two children in Chiquimúsica/Chiquiniños classes (baby and pre-school sessions) the fees are $190
- Chiquichicos is for school-aged children aged 5 - 12 years. The focus in these classes is on children producing more Spanish and using the language as a way of communication. We continue to have fun and we are famous for making these classes as little like school as possible! (No text books or sitting at desks!) Sessions are $145 for one child and a parent or $220 for two children for 8 classes, fees can be split between pre-school and school classes.
- Chiquipadres are sessions for adults/parents who have an interest in using Spanish to communicate effectively. We generally have a focus on communicating with children/the family but these sessions are open to all adult learners and can be tailored to suit everyone's needs. We run adult courses when we gather enough interest and they are usually run in 4 or 6 week block courses to accommodate everyone's busy schedules.
- Spanish school visits are for students who attend the same school who want to extend their understanding of Spanish language and culture, meet new friends, work towards fluency, enter nation-wide competitions and have fun! Parents do not attend these classes and we accept a slightly higher number of children compared to our Chiquichicos classes.
- Preschool visits are for centres who are interested in extending their programme to incorporate Spanish language and culture. We visit several pre-schools now and offer mat-time sessions where all children and staff learn songs and simple games in Spanish, and 'break-out' sessions where parents of children aged 3 years + opt in for their children to participate in a small learning group with one of our teachers.
- Stay and Play Immersion sessions for pre-schoolers are for children aged 2.5 - 5 years and offer an immersive experience so young ones can quickly pick up the language in a natural home setting. These differ from our parent and child classes as children are dropped off and are able to learn in longer sessions of 4 or 6 hour blocks.
- ***After School Spanish club*** Our school holiday programmes were very successful at motivating children to speak and have fun in Spanish while they met new friends, played, relaxed and created - we thought 'why not make this a regular option?'. Sessions run from Pt Chevalier, Devonport and Beach Haven from 3pm - 5:30pm. Enrolments for these programmes open in 2017. Please send an email if you'd like to receive more information/register your interest beforehand.