Category: After-School


Vendor: IES Foundation

Grades K-3

Spring Session Registration opens February 26 at 8:30am 

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The Cumberland PTA is partnering with IES Foundation to run the after school Spanish program.

The IES method introduces children to new foreign languages at a young age utilizing the same natural process in which the mother tongue was learned. This methodology is a process of gradual immersion removing dependence on the mother tongue very naturally.

IES six step process accomplishes the repetition necessary for learning a new language. Through engaging activities, the language is kept alive and active. Additional games, songs, poems, and riddles are utilized for the children’s enjoyment and reinforcement. Children will receive a new book and CD for home reinforcement as they learn new vocabulary weekly. The material is not repeated, returning students will build on their vocabulary learned and progress to answering questions in sentences.

IES teaches language as a whole. The language is never broken apart into nouns, pronouns, verbs, adverbs, etc. IES follows the natural language acquisition process of hear, listen, comprehend, imitate, speak, read, write, and then, study the grammar. In maintaining this wholeness, the language is never separated from its culture. With the IES method, children first communicate in single words, progressing to very simple sentences, and finally complex sentences. The children are capable of learning songs and poems with motion before actually speaking in sentences. At some point, a transformation occurs, and progress from this point happens quickly when learning with IES!

Spanish classes are held after school on campus.

  • Classes for grades K-3rd are held on Fridays from 12:50 - 1:50 pm
    • 1st year: Room 1
    • 2nd & 3rd year: Room 11


Dates: 3/23, 3/30, 4/6, 4/13, 4/27, 5/4, 5/11, 5/18, 5/25

No classes on: 4/20


Tuition:$162 for 9 classes

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