It’s never too early to begin learning a language. Research shows bilingual and multilingual speakers are ahead of the game mentally, academically, and socially!
5 Reasons All Children Should Learn a Foreign Language
- It improves their academic performance
- It’s good for brain development
- It helps them in their native language
- It connects them to their heritage
- Cultural awareness of others
P&G Everyday goes into more detail about how studying a second language helps your kids in school, at home, and beyond.
If you’re ready to start diving into a new language with your child, we rounded up over a dozen local places that offer programs for kids to begin their language learning journey!
Tip: Many of these locations offer after-school programs, private and groups lessons, immersion classes and lots more. Be sure to contact the location directly for available languages, schedule, and pricing.
Greater Long Beach Area
Fondazione Italia, Los Angeles
Long Beach Recreation Youth Classes – Website
Spanish and French
Website | Phone: (714) 864-4680
Language Door, Irvine
ASL, Tagalog, Farsi, Portuguese, +32 more
Website | Phone: (949) 833-0900
Orange County Lingual Institute, Costa Mesa
Little Linguals (ages 6-11): Spanish, French, Italian, Chinese
Adult Classes (age 12+): Persian, Russian, Vietnamese, Greek, +14 more
Website | Phone: (714) 662-5400
Newport Beach Recreation Youth Classes – Website
Irvine Recreation Youth Classes – Website
More rec departments here.
What language would you like your kids to learn? Let us know below!