1. Why should my child learn a foreign language at such a young age?
2. How much time will it take for my child to speak a language fluently?
Attaining language fluency is a long-term process that varies among individuals. Several factors affect how fluent an individual can become with the language. These factors include (1) how much exposure to the foreign language does the child receive outside of the
classroom, (2) the child’s age, (3) the learning pace of the child, and (4) overall skill level of
the child. For more information, visit Our Services.
3. What if my child is having difficulty learning the material?
We strongly encourage families to reinforce our lessons at home through the use of the activity sheets and audio files to these sheets that are provided each week. When students are having difficulties learning the material and the families are spending some time at home reinforcing the material, we recommend that families use resources to supplement class instruction such as music, audio books, DVDs to help students get more comfortable with the first stage of learning a language, listening. Once the student feels more comfortable with this stage, he or she may be ready to move onto to the understanding and speaking. Every student’s situation is different and can be addressed on a case by case basis. For more information on resources to supplement the language learning at home, visit the Resource Center.
4. Will other class options be offered?
Yes, as the program grows, we will be adding more class options for families.
5. How much do the classes cost?
Based on a 10 week session with classes occurring once a week, the tuition for the class is $200 plus a $20 annual registration fee. For classes twice a week, the tuition is $368 plus a $20 annual registration fee. If a session is less than 10 weeks, the tuition is pro-rated. See Our Services for more information.
6. What is your refund policy on group classes?
Group classes: The last day to withdraw from a session and receive a 100% refund on tuition is 2 weeks prior to the start of a session. Unless a medical note signed by a physician is provided, all withdrawals after this date cannot be refunded or credited towards future sessions. Please visit Group Policies to learn about all of our policies.
7. Are there discounts available if I want to enroll more than one child?
8. How qualified are the teachers at teaching my child?
All of our teachers are fun, energetic, and have a strong desire to share their language and culture with children. In many cases, they have teaching backgrounds either in their native countries or in the United States. They all have experience in working with children and have had Maryland and FBI Criminal Background Checks. Visit Staff to find out more about our teachers.
9. What is the learning environment like?
It is our mission to teach children age-appropriate fundamentals of a foreign language in a fun, safe, and nurturing group environment. By using kid-friendly visual and musical materials, children can learn a new language and culture in a way that does not involve
memorization. Typical activities include songs, storybooks, arts and crafts, puppets, and games.
10. What are the expectations of my child behaviorally?
Families will receive a link to the Parent Handbook prior to the start of class that includes the classroom expectations for students. We encourage families to talk with their students regarding our expectations so that the learning experience is a positive one for all of our students. Students that are unable to follow classroom expectations after several warnings and consultations with the family may be asked to leave our program.
11. What are the goals of the class?
Each class has learning objectives that are detailed in the newsletter that all registered families receive at the start of a new session.
12. Where do I drop off my child for 5:00pm classes?
Students in the 5:00pm classes should be dropped off at front doors at 5:00pm. For the first day, a FwFL staff member will be there to greet student and walk students to classroom. After that, the student will walk directly to classroom.
13. How does dismissal work for classes?
At the end of class, student will be escorted to the front doors where a person on the Authorized Release List will be waiting. Person must show photo id and sign out student in order for student to be dismissed. If child gets dismissed to another after school program, parent will need to authorize FwFL to walk child to after school program. Click here to give FwFL authorization.
15. What if my child goes to FwFL from another after school program?
Parent should discuss with other program that child will be attending foreign language classes. At the designated class start time, student should arrive.
16. How do I apply to become a teacher at Fun with Foreign Language?
17. Will other languages be added?
If interested in a language that we are not currently offering, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Other languages may be added in the future.
18. Can I purchase a gift card for someone?
Yes, e-gift cards can now be purchased with a minimum amount of $25. Please visit Our Services for more information.
19. What opportunities are there to study abroad?
The FunAbroad program provides students and their families with the opportunity to immerse themselves in the foreign language they are learning and the country’s culture. The FunAbroad Costa Rica program is a week long learning adventure for FwFL students and their families in Costa Rica. The FunAbroad China program is currently being developed.
Please contact us at email@example.com or call us at (443) 616-7343 for additional questions.