Sunday, September 14, 2008

Foreign languages for kids

Reported by the NHRs Luther Turmelle:

The town’s Youth and Social Services Department is launching an effort later this month to help elementary school students learn a foreign language.

The 12-week program will offer Spanish and possibly Latin to children in the fourth, fifth and sixth grades, said Lauren Villecco, a parent who helped facilitate the program. The classes, which begin Sept. 23, will meet twice a week in The Yellow House, a Youth and Social Services Department building located across South Main Street from Cheshire High School, Villecco said....

Lauren Blackwell, youth program supervisor for the Cheshire Youth and Social Services Department, said officials there are happy to sponsor the program. "We’re looking forward to the opportunity to provide an environment in town where Cheshire youth can develop their language and cultural understanding," Blackwell said....

The cost of the language program is $144, although two $100 scholarships will be offered each semester, Villecco said. Classes will meet Tuesdays and Fridays from 3:40 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Tim White

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Will parents have to bring their kids to these classes at the Yellow House, or will they get there by school buses? Who teaches the classes? What are the enrollment numbers?
Anyone know?