Spanish for Children

Farolito Spanish for Kids program is no longer offered from 2017.

We thank all the families and teachers who have been part of Farolito in the past six years. ¡Gracias!

 

Our Methodology

Through music, story telling, dance and games Farolito’s Spanish classes for children develop your child’s language skills whilst stimulating their imagination.

Our experienced teachers Diana Velasquez Peñaloza,  Angela Barra, Liz Espinoza, and Alejandra Valenzuela ensure to provide a nurturing and playful space for your children to learn Spanish.

Hanna, Remi, Jocelyn

Each term we focus on a particular thematic aspect (eg. “The family”) and work with the children to create final products related to the topic (eg. a song, a play, a craft item). Cultural understandings are a fundamental part of the learning process and children are encouraged to “view” their world through a different culture.

Examples of central topics each term:

This is me  (introducing themselves, exchanging basic personal information such as age, pets, etc.)
This is my family
My city
People in my city
Earth is my home
Water is life
Let’s play music

Classes include:

An introduction
An activity to set the context
A creative activity to enhance the child’s imagination and reinforce vocabulary and grammar structures in the long term memory
A farewell activity
See lesson plan sample

Why encouraging the learning of a LOTE (Language Other Than English-Spanish) in young children?

 

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Bombero and bomberito celebrating el Dia de las Profesiones (Professions Day) in Ashburton.

Cumbia

The children from our Northcote 6-9yo group showing their cumbia moves with teacher Diana.

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The children from our Ashburton group building their ciudad (city).

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The children in Flemington celebrating Inti Raymi, the Sun Festival.

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Inti Raymi (Sun Festival) storytelling with our teacher Angela and the children from the Elwood group.