The Curriculum

the-curriculum

Children at McKee Language Schools learn Spanish in an atmosphere of play. The learning environment is similar to a birthday party: the children learn without ever really thinking that they are being taught Spanish.

Play-based curriculum 100% in Spanish

In a day at McKee, children will rotate through 25-30 minute hands-on language-rich activities in six centers taught in a 100% Spanish immersion setting. Children will prepare and eat a snack in Kitchen activities, play “cat and mouse” in Games activities, build a toy catapult in Shop activities, make a piñata in Art activities, play kickball in Gym activities, and act out Jack and the Beanstalk in Drama. Each activity center provides a different setting needed for children to learn a wide variety of vocabulary and grammar through practice without even being aware that they are learning it. There are no language exercises, memorization drills, worksheets, or dialogues. Children learn Spanish the same way they learned their first language—by interacting in fun activities with a loving adult who speaks the language.

Beyond Spanish Immersion

But the McKee Language System goes beyond mere Spanish immersion. Our students learn to speak, not just understand.

  • Small group sizes. Group sizes are kept to a maximum of 8 children in beginning levels so that each child can receive individual attention necessary to practice speaking throughout the day’s activities.
  • Trained teachers. Trained teachers model the language that children need to say throughout each activity so the children are able to start practicing Spanish from the very first day.
  • Research based. McKee Language Systems uses 23 Basic Mobilizing Concepts identified through Dr. McKee’s years of research that speed up the language-learning process and quickly give children speaking proficiency in areas of communication most important to the child. Learning these key concepts helps children avoid the “language plateau” often observed with children in immersion programs.
  • Fun activities. Because everything is in Spanish at the schools, activities have to be fun and interesting enough to keep the children’s attention. McKee Language Schools has hundreds of hands-on activities and a method for optimizing those activities for language-learning for young children.
  • Time-tested. McKee Language Systems has been used to teach languages to thousands of children around the world with proven results for more than twenty years.

Children at McKee Language Schools learn Spanish in an atmosphere of play. The learning environment is similar to a birthday party: the children learn without ever really thinking that they are being taught Spanish.

Play-based curriculum 100% in Spanish

In a day at McKee, children will rotate through 25-30 minute hands-on language-rich activities in six centers taught in a 100% Spanish immersion setting. Children will prepare and eat a snack in Kitchen activities, play “cat and mouse” in Games activities, build a toy catapult in Shop activities, make a piñata in Art activities, play kickball in Gym activities, and act out Jack and the Beanstalk in Drama. Each activity center provides a different setting needed for children to learn a wide variety of vocabulary and grammar through practice without even being aware that they are learning it. There are no language exercises, memorization drills, worksheets, or dialogues. Children learn Spanish the same way they learned their first language—by interacting in fun activities with a loving adult who speaks the language.

Beyond Spanish Immersion

But the McKee Language System goes beyond mere Spanish immersion. Our students learn to speak, not just understand.

  • Small group sizes. Group sizes are kept to a maximum of 8 children in beginning levels so that each child can receive individual attention necessary to practice speaking throughout the day’s activities.
  • Trained teachers. Trained teachers model the language that children need to say throughout each activity so the children are able to start practicing Spanish from the very first day.
  • Research based. McKee Language Systems uses 23 Basic Mobilizing Concepts identified through Dr. McKee’s years of research that speed up the language-learning process and quickly give children speaking proficiency in areas of communication most important to the child. Learning these key concepts helps children avoid the “language plateau” often observed with children in immersion programs.
  • Fun activities. Because everything is in Spanish at the schools, activities have to be fun and interesting enough to keep the children’s attention. McKee Language Schools has hundreds of hands-on activities and a method for optimizing those activities for language-learning for young children.
  • Time-tested. McKee Language Systems has been used to teach languages to thousands of children around the world with proven results for more than twenty years.

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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