Classes

Spanish Classes, Mandarin Classes, French Classes for Children and adults in Charlotte NC and surrounding areas. Our curriculum allows your child to start a class at any time!

The Foreign Language League offers classes in Spanish, Mandarin, and French to children as young as 18 months old up to adults.  With the League's unique curriculum and teaching methods, your children will not only learn the target language, but thoroughly enjoy engaging in our classes.

Our approach combines several well documented techniques that have been very successful at second language acquisition or SLA.

  • Play theory proves that using a highly imaginative theme combined with adult guidance in small groups promotes the highest level of language acquisition and social skills. 

 

  • Total Physical Response (TPR), exposes children a new target language using activities that provide a variety of ways to absorb and respond the target before actually speaking it. This mimics the way that children learn language naturally. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Total_Physical_Response 

 

  • The Rassias Method, exposes learners to new languages through dramatic communication full of emotion and feeling – the surest way to ensure that students retain what they learn. http://rassias.dartmouth.edu/method/.

 

 

With this approach at the root of how we teach kids, we make sure that in every class, our students are given many different ways to acquire and understand new sounds and concepts.

Spanish lessons

Spanish classes has been our most requested language since the day we started offering classes. Parents in every League community tell us that they feel that Spanish Instruction offers practical and cultural relevance for their children. The League offers Spanish classes for children in every area we serve.

Mandarin lessons

The popularity of Mandarin classes is growing as China's influence grows in the U.S.and throughout the world. More and more families tell us that they want Mandarin for their children and take on the rigors of learning a language that is wholly unlike English in order to gain the advantage of being able to speak the "language of the future." FLL Mandarin teachers and curriculum developers developed a curriculum for Chinese Instruction that maintains our dynamic, playful approach while respecting the particular challenges of learning Chinese language.

French lessons

French classes continues to be a  popular choice among many families. French classes for children are back, and we are proud to offer this beautiful Romance Language.

Adults

Adult classes can be offer to a group or privately. Call us to set up your session. 704-500-0143. 

Summer Immersion Camps: Spanish Immersion Summer Camp, Mandarin Immersion Summer Camp, French Immersion Summer Camp.

Let your child be immersed in the language of your choice. There is no better way to be introduced to a language or reinforced what they have learned all year long than in three hours full of fun activities, music, games and cultural knowledge. No experience necessary, just the desire to have fun in a foreign language! See our summer schedule for a weekly class near you. 

Location:
Class Schedule Start Date Duration Instructor

Christian Montessori School Lake Norman (Students Only)
14101 Stumptown Rd.
Huntersville, NC 28078
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Tuesday 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Mar 21, 2017 8 weeks Liliana Ramirez Porras, Spanish Teacher


St. Patrick School (Students only)
1125 Buchanan St.
Charlotte, NC 28203
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Wednesday 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM Sep 20, 2017 8 weeks Yazmin Jones Register


Sandra and Leon Levine Jewish Community Center
5007 Providence Road, Charlotte, N.C. 28226
To Register Call 704-366-5007
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Wednesday 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM Jan 11, 2017 7 weeks Liliana Ramirez Porras, Spanish Teacher


Charlotte Preparatory School (Students Only)
212 Boyce Road, Charlotte NC 28211
Charlotte.
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Wednesday 3:15 PM - 4:00 PM Sep 13, 2017 12 weeks Yan Zhou, Mandarin Teacher Register
Wednesday 3:15 PM - 4:00 PM Jan 25, 2017 12 weeks Alice Chun Wu, Mandarin Lead Teacher
Friday 3:15 PM - 4:00 PM Sep 08, 2017 12 weeks Nadine Six, French Lead Teacher Register


Christ United Methodist Church
8020 Bellhaven Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28216
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Wednesday 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM Mar 15, 2017 8 weeks Olympia Guerra, Spanish Lead Teacher


Gymboree Play and Music (Ballantyne)
3419 Toringdon Way
Charlotte, NC 28277
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Monday 12:45 PM - 1:15 PM Mar 06, 2017 46 weeks Alice Chun Wu, Mandarin Lead Teacher Register
Monday 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM Mar 07, 2016 46 weeks Alice Chun Wu, Mandarin Lead Teacher
Monday 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM Jan 04, 2017 52 weeks Liliana Ramirez Porras, Spanish Teacher Register
Monday 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM Aug 29, 2016 40 weeks Nadine Six, French Lead Teacher
Wednesday 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM Nov 09, 2016 42 weeks Yeimy Penagos, Spanish Teacher Register
Monday 10:05 AM - 10:35 AM Mar 06, 2017 52 weeks Liliana Ramirez Porras, Spanish Teacher Register


Smithfield Elementary School (Students Only)
3200 Smithfield Church Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28210
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Wednesday 2:45 PM - 3:30 PM Mar 15, 2017 8 weeks Nadine Six, French Lead Teacher


New Town Elementary (Students Only)
1100 Waxhaw Indian Trail Rd
Waxhaw, NC
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Monday 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Jan 30, 2017 8 weeks Katie Boscher, Spanish Teacher
Wednesday 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Apr 26, 2017 6 weeks Ellen Cotton, Spanish Teacher


Elon Park Elementary (Students Only)
11425 Ardrey Kell Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28227
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Friday 7:30 AM - 8:15 AM Mar 10, 2017 8 weeks Katie Boscher, Spanish Teacher
Wednesday 7:30 AM - 8:15 AM Mar 08, 2017 8 weeks Katie Boscher, Spanish Teacher


Marvin Elementary School (Summer Immersion Students Only)
Marvin Elementary School (Summer Immersion Students Only)
Marvin/Kensington Summer Immersion Program
Waxhaw
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Tuesday 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Jun 13, 2017 8 weeks Brigitte Wang, Mandarin Teacher


Ballantyne Reading Academy
9815 Suzanne Ct. A
Waxhaw, NC 28173
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Wednesday 5:15 PM - 6:00 PM Sep 06, 2017 8 weeks Audrey Chou, Mandarin Teacher Register
Wednesday 6:10 PM - 6:55 PM Sep 06, 2017 8 weeks Audrey Chou, Mandarin Teacher Register