Classes & Times

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Core Program

Our basic program consists of Synchronized Play Episodes in Spanish for 3 hours each day. These are fun activities in each of six categories: art, games, drama, shop, kitchen, and sports. In their first year, children should be in the all-Spanish environment of the play activities for 5 days each week. Each school has a morning session and an afternoon session with the core program. Children range in age from 3 years old to 8 years old, but the most common age is 4-5.

Morning (M,T,W,Th,F): 8:45am-11:45am

Afternoon (M,T,W,Th,F): 12:30pm-3:30pm

(Exact times may vary at each location)

5-day/week program or 3-day/week program (for 2nd+ year students)

For pricing, go here and select your location, grade level, and class options.

After-school Classes for Beginning & Advanced Level Students

McKee Schools also offers Spanish for children ages 1st to 5th grade who are at a beginning level of Spanish. Classes are for about 2 hours each day for 2 days a week. Children participate in an all-Spanish environment in fun activities adapted for elementary age children in each of the six categories (art, games, drama, kitchen, shop, and sports). Call to see if after-school classes are available at your location.

We also offer advanced programs for children who have participated in the core program for 1-2 years and have achieved functional fluency in Spanish speaking and listening comprehension. In advanced classes, children continue to improve their speaking and comprehension skills with fun activities in an all-Spanish environment, but also begin to learn reading and writing in Spanish. Learning to read and write in the foreign language is essential to retention of speaking and comprehension ability in the language. Reading and writing also helps children polish their syntax (ability to use and follow grammar rules) and increase vocabulary in the new language. Research has shown, though, that to become a successful reader, a child must have good verbal skills. This is why McKee schools do not teach reading and writing until the second or third year the child is in the program, unlike most foreign language programs that start with reading from the beginning in the form of worksheets and textbooks. In Basic Reading classes children (up to 12 in a class) begin learning the Spanish alphabet and how to sound out words, they also learn to read stories in their own vocabulary. In Elementary classes, children (up to 15 in a class, but usually 8-10) read stories, learn spelling, and continue age-appropriate activities to practice their verbal skills.

(Please note that we try our best to provide level-specific advanced classes, but we often combine smaller advanced classes if any level has less than 6 students)

After-school Classes: 3:45-5:30 (T,Th) (Sugar House location only)

2-day/week program only

For pricing, go here and select your location, grade level, and class options.

 

Two Utah Locations

Orem

Salt Lake City

Start the new learning adventure!

Give us a call today to schedule a free trial day in the classroom. We'd love to have you join us!

Orem
1624 North 500 East
Orem, Utah, 84097
Phone: 801-374-8854

Sugar House
1417 South 1100 East
Salt Lake City, Utah, 84105
Phone: 801-467-1619

Two Utah Locations

Orem

Salt Lake City

Start the new learning adventure!

Give us a call today to schedule a free trial day in the classroom. We'd love to have you join us!

Orem
1624 North 500 East
Orem, Utah, 84097
Phone: 801-374-8854

Sugar House
1417 South 1100 East
Salt Lake City, Utah, 84105
Phone: 801-467-1619

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