Sponge To Open New Eastside Location With Around-The-World Celebration Event

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.

Houghton Village
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                     events@spongeschool.com. 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.