By age 8, John Stuart Mill had learned Latin and Greek and written a political treatise barring those with no knowledge of Latin or Greek from his tree house. Enliven your child's mind with today's Groupon: for $187, you get two weeks of Spanish-language-acquisition summer camp at The Language Factory in Missouri City (a $375 value). Classes run on weekdays July 5–15 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Language Factory's interactive classes and engaging curricula spur the development of language centers in growing minds, giving kids a head start in future communications with extracontinental chums. Language sponges aged 4–11 can enroll in group summer-camp classes that quickly immerse them in a thick gazpacho of soupy foreign words and culture. Sage teachers well versed in lingual niceties and child herding keep classes engaged through song and special projects, such as the two thematic cooking classes. Through retention tools such as language games, tongues will learn the fricatives and basic vocabulary they'll need to argue with Spanish conquistadors. At the end of the two-week session, the camp orchestrates a family fiesta, showcasing wee ones’ bilingual orations to their kith and kin. Should camp hours conflict with pickup times, daycare is offered from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. for an additional $80 per week.