Where Kids Can Learn a New Language

Posted Thursday, August 23rd, 2018


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

  1. It improves their academic performance
  2. It’s good for brain development
  3. It helps them in their native language
  4. It connects them to their heritage
  5. 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


Indus Heritage Center, Cerritos
Hindi and Gujarati
Website | Phone: (562) 546-3870


Fondazione Italia, Los Angeles


Long Beach Japanese Language School, Long Beach
Website | Phone: (562) 598-4539


Southeast Japanese School & Community Center, Norwalk
Website | Phone: (562)-863-5996


Long Beach Recreation Youth ClassesWebsite



Orange County


A Little Dynasty Chinese School, Irvine
Website | Phone: (949) 509-0288


Berlitz Kids & Teen, Costa Mesa
French, Italian, German, Spanish, +48 more
Website | Phone: 1 (888) 668-9582


Gate Languages, Huntington Beach
Spanish, Mandarin, +13 more
Website | Phone: (714) 679-6624


LangoKids, Irvine
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


Portal Languages, Costa Mesa, Fullerton, Mission Viejo
ASL, Arabic, Dutch, Romanian, +18 more
Website | Phone: (714) 979-1655 (CM), (714) 499-2311 (F), (714) 235-5597 (MV)


Newport Beach Recreation Youth ClassesWebsite

Irvine Recreation Youth ClassesWebsite

More rec departments here.



What language would you like your kids to learn? Let us know below!



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