Learning a foreign language challenges the intellect, enriches the spirit, and opens up a treasure trove of crank-calling possibilities. Dial into dialects with today's Groupon: for $99, you get a 10-week semester of weekly kids' language classes at FluentBrooklyn in Williamsburg (a $230 value). Depending on the age range, classes last between 45 minutes and one hour. Parents or caretakers of kids aged 9–35 months must be present throughout lessons.
Diego, the dedicated polyglot at FluentBrooklyn, imparts pupils from 9 months to 12 years with the linguistic foundation to master foreign languages. With years of international study and teaching experience, the worldly instructor uses a blend of dynamic teaching tools, visual learning, games, and brain implants to soak impressionable minds in the sweet-sounding syntax and vocabulary of French, Spanish, or Italian. Each semester is tailored to the educational needs of its age group, introducing infants to simple foreign-language sounds in a baby's language course, or building a working vocabulary and sentence structure in course for 8- to 12-year-olds. Once engrossed in the fun and brain-boosting activities associated with learning a shiny new Romance language, children can flourish their communication skills, learn more about other cultures, and begin to use euros in math problems.
Pupils unlock the secrets of Latin-based languages in the comfort of FluentBrooklyn's newly renovated children's classroom, replete with fresh, clean carpeting; air conditioning; and stroller parking and waiting area for caretakers. Though today's deal is only valid for children's classes, the speak shop also offers adult classes to keep jealous parents up to speed with their jet-setting, French-speaking offspring.
Fluent City's campuses train tongues in the basics and nuances of up to 10 languages, depending on location, through interactive group classes. Experienced teachers introduce groups of students to vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation in a student's chosen language. Languages are divided based on students' incoming level of proficiency, and group courses run for a total of 20 hours. Although not included with the class, students can also meet with instructors in flexible private lessons tailored to each pupil's individual needs.