Spanish Immersion Program

Annapolis Language School is now offering Spanish immersion Program for 2014-2015. REGISTRATION FOR 2014-2015 NOW OPEN.

¡Bienvenidos!

Annapolis Language School's full immersion model is based on children's innate ability to acquire language at an early age.  Experts agree that the earlier a child is exposed and begins to learn a new language the better.  In infancy, even short periods of interpersonal exposure to a new language can make a big impact on brain development.  Communication is ignited when content is engaging and personally relevant to the classroom community.

Philosophy:

The children are in a total immersion classroom and the teachers interact with the children only in the target language.  English will only be spoken to address behavioral problems, but the target language will be used before English.

Children do not need to be potty trained to enroll.  Class is without caregiver.

A child's day may include art, crafts, music and singing, stories and many other enjoyable and creative activities.  Our goal is to make learning another language exciting and fun, allowing the children to learn through play, without noticing that they are learning a new language.

Benefits of learning a Foreign Language at an Early Age:

Researchers have discovered that children who learn a language outside of their native tongue have a multitude of cognitive benefits:

-- They score higher on standardized tests in math and reading.
-- They have increased creativity.
-- They have increased mental flexibility.
-- They have better listening and memory skills.
-- They are more open and have a greater appreciation for other cultures.
-- They have improved self-concepts and sense of achievement.

When filling out the enrollment application, please mark 1st, 2nd, 3rd and even 4th choice if available. In the event that some classes are already filled or do not receive sufficient enrollment, we will be able to place your child in the alternative class of your choice. You'll be notified as soon as possible of placement. You must pay the first month's tuition by September 15, 2014. In this way you will accept the placement and THIS PAYMENT WILL BE NON-REFUNDABLE. If the first tuition payment is not received by September 15, 2014 we will assume you are not accepting the placement and we will offer the place to someone on the wait list.

 

Application Process:

  1. Print out application (PDF), fill out, mail to Annapolis Language School.
  2. Application deadline: August 1, 2014
  3. Check for $50 must accompany application (refundable if not accepted) --PLEASE MAKE ALL CHECKS PAYABLE TO ANNAPOLIS LANGUAGE SCHOOL
  4. August 15, 2014 acceptance letters to those on the wait list will be sent. First tuition check will be due the first day or by September 15, 2014.
  5. September’s payment due the first day of school
  6. All checks payable to Annapolis Language School
  7. Tuition checks are due by the 5th of the month or a $25 late payment fee will be charged.

 

Class size: 5-10 (minimum of 5, maximum of 10)

 

Tuition:

 

1 day/ week $150 per month

2 days/ week $250 per month

3 days/ week $350 per month

 

Dates:

September 15, 2014 -- May 29, 2015

 

Days:

1 day/ week:                        Monday or Wednesday or Friday

2 days/ week:                      Monday/ Wednesday or Wednesday/ Friday or Monday/ Friday

3 days/ week:                      Monday/ Wednesday and Friday

 

Times: 9:30am - 12:00pm

Schedule:

9:30am – 9:45am  Arrival/ Free Play
9:45am – 10:00am  Circle Time
10:00am -- 10:15am  Sing Songs
10:15am -- 10:30am  Kosher snack (provided by parents)  **
10:30am -- 11:15am  Arts and Crafts
11:15am -- 11:45am  Active Play (outside on the playground on nice days)
11:45am -- 12:00pm  Reading/ Pick Up

 

**Please note:  No MEAT is allowed to be brought to school due to our location.  Please see director if you have any questions.


Location:

Kneseth Israel Nursery School

1125 Spa Road

Annapolis, MD 21403

To register:

The Application Forms are available online! Click Here for the PDF version.

Inclement Weather Policy:

Our program follows Anne Arundel County Public Schools FOR INCLEMENT WEATHER ONLY:

*If AACPS schools are CLOSED, we are CLOSED
* If AACPS schools are open LATE, we are CLOSED

* If AACPS schools are closed EARLY (for inclement weather only), we are OPEN