World language classes for children will begin in September
Sponge, an award-winning children’s language program, will open a new Eastside location this summer. To celebrate the occasion, families are invited to an around-the-world grand opening event on Saturday, Aug. 29 and Sunday, Aug. 30 from 1 to 5 p.m. This free event will take families all over the globe with fun-filled Spanish, Mandarin, French, Japanese, Hindi and German classes taught by native-speaking teachers; crafts from around the world; and refreshments from global culinary traditions. Families may enter to win special door prizes, including a free language class for Sponge's fall session in Kirkland. This event is geared toward children ages 10 and younger and their families.
The new Kirkland location in Houghton Village offers Eastside families a convenient location to take Sponge language classes, easily accessible by I-405 and SR 520, with lots of great amenities nearby. The fall session at the new site will kick off Sept. 9.
10600 N.E. 68th St.
Kirkland, WA 98033
Saturday, Aug. 29, 1 - 5 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 30, 1 - 5 p.m.
RSVP and sign up for a mini language class by calling 206-227-7138 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more, visit www.spongeschool.com.
Since 2005, Sponge has provided thousands of Seattle-area children and families with a high-quality, award-winning language program. Sponge offers immersion classes in Spanish, Mandarin, French, Japanese, Hindi and German at its own centers in Seattle and on the Eastside, and at play centers and schools throughout the greater Seattle area. Focused on children from birth through elementary school, native-speaking teachers instill a love of language and culture through activities, stories, music, art and movement.
Research shows numerous benefits from exposing children to a quality language program at an early age: a positive effect on the child’s intellectual growth, more flexibility in thinking, and an easier time learning languages later in life. Sponge, the first program of its kind on the West Coast, aims to help young kids become compassionate global citizens. For more information on Sponge events and classes, visit www.spongeschool.com.