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Overarching outcomes for our Language Discovery Programs

Published: April 30, 2014

Six fundamental objectives for fostering global citizenship in our youngest learners.

Making Friends in Norwegian Pre-K

Published: February 4, 2014

3-5 year olds exploring this session’s theme of Making Friends in Askeladden, Barnehage’s Norwegian Pre-K drop off class. These kids are using teamwork and play to connect with peers here at home, while discovering what activities friends like to do together in Norway. Today we sang songs like Tuttita and Langt uti Skogen, played Hokus og Pokus, and learned names while tossing balloons to one another. Some of us are new to Barnehage, […]

Meet Yean Ling!

Published: January 24, 2014

Join us in welcoming our new Assistant Chinese Teacher, Yean Ling! Here is a little bit about her…. “My name is Yean Ling Chua. I grew up in Malaysia but have lived in many other places. I have lived in Singapore, Canada and for college, I went to Michigan Tech in Houghton, Michigan. While in Michigan, I met my husband David. We moved to Minnesota after we got married in […]

Norwegian Pre-K Program

Published: December 16, 2013

Barnehage (Norwegian for “children’s garden”) surrounds children with the language and culture of Norway through music, dance, creative play, crafts, games, stories and food. All activities take place in a safe, supportive, fun environment – all in Norwegian! Barnehage is a unique foundational experience for life-long learners of Norwegian. The program is a natural precursor to Skogfjorden, the Norwegian Language Village, a Norwegian language and culture immersion summer camp for young […]

Minnetonka Chinese Pre-K Day class

Published: November 18, 2013

Ms. Julie teaching the kids with smartboard. Students enjoy using the smartboard and giving their correct answers with the touch of their fingers.

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