A comprehensive list of places offering languages lessons for children in Birmingham.
Learning a language other than English is a fantastic life skill, and children can start to learn a second language from a very young age. There are many reasons for children to learn a new language, including to connect with non-English speaking family and to help them connect to their heritage, to gain a wider perspective of other cultures, to boost future career opportunities and to make travel a lot more fun!
If you are looking for language classes in and around Birmingham, here are some venues that offer various languages.
Kidslingo Location: Throughout the West Midlands
Offers French and Spanish lessons for kids.
Has a baby programme for children aged up to 18 months. Classes include music and sensory play with a French flavour.
Once children can start to talk, they can progress to a preschool programme which include songs, games, stories and dramas.
Also has a junior programme for children aged 7 to 11 years, which includes structured and learning through game, role play and music.
La Jolie Ronde Languages For Children Locations: Throughout Birmingham
Offers French and Spanish classes for children aged up to 12 years.
Has a baby programme for babies aged from 0 to 3 years. These sessions are a mix of action songs, rhymes, stories, role play and craft activities.
Classes for children aged 3 to 4 years include games, songs and rhymes.
Classes for children aged 4 to 11 years include stories, actions, chants, songs and games.
LCF Clubs Location: Throughout the Midlands
French and Spanish lessons for kids.
LCF has classes for children under 5, which include action songs, rhymes, games and stories.
Classes for ages 5 and over include interactive games, drama, acting, stories, songs and crafts.
Progressive lessons that include age appropriate activities and tools.
German Language Lessons Location: Throughout the West Midlands
Along with teaching German, also teach Spanish, Mandarin, Punjabi and Italian.
Lessons are available for children aged 6 months and over.
Have German teachers in Birmingham, Lichfield and Wolverhampton.
Private and small group lessons.
RUBRIC Russian School Birmingham Location: EDSkills (entrance through the Digbeth Court Business Centre) 162 Hight Street, Birmingham B12 0LD
Russian lessons for children aged from 2 years old.
They work with children with Russian-speaking ethnic background, and also any Russian learning children in Midlands, helping them to acquire the language of their forefathers and to discover the culture and traditions of Russian people.
School lessons are held every Saturday morning (during school terms.)
Pre-school group (for children aged 2-4 years old) are also offered on Saturday mornings for around 1.5 hours (depending on children's capability.)
Pre-school classes include singing, drawing, play, poems and arts and crafts.
Children over 4 can start to learn the Russian alphabet and learn to read and write the language.
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