¡Hola, Little Global Citizen!
Learn Spanish with Carousel of Languages
There are so many wonderful reasons to introduce your young child to Spanish!
With about 400 million native speakers, Spanish ranks 2nd—after Chinese, and just ahead of English—among the most widely spoken languages in the world! And it’s still growing. Spanish is the official language of 20 countries and is widely spoken elsewhere. About 9 million people worldwide speak Spanish as a second language, and it’s one of the six official languages of the United Nations.
A Romance language, today’s standardized Spanish dates from the 1200s, and evolved from a mix of Latin and Arabic derived from Moorish influence. Due to its Latin roots, many Spanish words resemble other Romance languages such as French, Portuguese, and Italian. When a child understands Spanish, it is much easier to learn these other languages as well. And knowing Latin root-words is a valuable tool when studying vocabulary in preparation for demanding exams like the SAT and GRE!
The Spanish language has influenced and mingled with diverse and vital cultures throughout the world. At Carousel, as part of our holistic, theme-based curriculum, children not only learn key Spanish vocabulary and essential communication, they’re introduced to songs, dances, stories, games, and popular traditions that have made Hispanic and Latino cultures flourish.
Speaking Spanish is beneficial right here at home—the U.S. has the second-highest number of Spanish speakers in the world, after Mexico—and it’s extremely useful for families who travel, and students who wish to study abroad. In our modern, globalized economy, bilingualism is a valuable career asset. And familiarity with Spanish opens the door to a deeper appreciation of some of the world’s most beautiful and innovative films, music, literature, art, and music.
Carousel of Languages is New York City’s premier early childhood foreign language program. We offer online Spanish classes for kids, specializing in lessons for infants, toddlers, and young schoolchildren. Our holistic philosophy, research-backed methodology, and acclaimed proprietary curriculum, Carousel Teaching System®, provide the proven cognitive, creative, and academic benefits of early exposure to more than one language.
Offering online lessons in 11 languages and serving an international clientele, we celebrate diversity, foster connection to cultural heritage, and spark the curiosity that inspires a lifelong love of learning and builds the confidence to explore.
Building on 20 years of classroom success, our new online Spanish lessons offer young students the very best in distance learning. Specially designed for very young students, our online classes faithfully recreate Carousel’s signature warm, engaging, multisensory approach with brief, age-appropriate interval lessons, multiple times per week.
Give your child a passport to Global Citizenship–join the Carousel family today!