Experts agree that the earlier you are exposed to a new language, the better success you can expect. Our Pre-Kindergarten (Pre-K) language and cultural immersion programs bring Concordia's trademark language and cultural immersion techniques to the youngest language learners in the Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minn., metro area.
Testimonial from pre-K parent:
"Last night we attended a fun and wonderful event to celebrate Carsten's "graduation" from Barnehage. We feel so fortunate that both of our children were able to attend and benefit from such a unique approach to pre-K education taught in the Norwegian language. We want to thank the teachers for all that you have done to nurture our children and prepare them for kindergarten and life in general while exposing them to the Norwegian language, culture, customs and food. We highly, highly recommend this program."
*Fun classes based on themes*
Our Pre-K programs follow a sequential curriculum based on themes common to any language you choose. Each class builds on the previous one, continually challenging the littlest learners. Individual language programs explore these themes within an authentic cultural framework appropriate for the language being studied.
Shake, Rattle & Roll! (Fall 2013)
Get ready to move! This class is designed to highlight movement and health by focusing on the games children play in the countries where the target language is spoken.
Looking Out Our Windows (Winter/Spring 2014)
Travel to the Songhua River in China, or Sognefjord in Norway, or the Systema Iberico mountain range in Spain. The emphasis in this session is on natural features around the world, as well as weather and the seasons in environments where the target language is spoken.
Welcome to Our Homes (Fall 2014)
Come explore homes around the world! Children will examine their own homes, as well as the people who live in them. Then travel to visit homes in other countries!
Animals Here, Animals There (Winter/Spring 2015)
Nøff! Bubu! Oink! This class explores animals found in the target culture(s), focusing on where they live, what they look like, what they do and the noises they make in the target language.
Going Places (Fall 2013)
Pack your bags! Children will apply for a passport and "travel" to the countries where the target language is spoken. While in the host countries, they will utilize modes of transportation typical to the area and will visit prominent sites. Perhaps they will walk along the Great Wall of China, or hike to Prekestolen. Many adventures await!
Making Friends (Winter/Spring 2014)
This class discovers friends and cultural celebrations in the countries where the target language is spoken. Children focus on teamwork and sharing through authentic cultural games, songs and imaginative play.
All About Me & You (Fall 2012)
Do you like to play Ta den ring? What do you eat for breakfast? This session involves the concepts of likes and dislikes, feelings, family and favorite things. Children learn about daily rituals for themselves and their peers around the world.
Bugs and Blooms (Winter/Spring 2013)
Children learn about the natural environment as well as plants and animals in their own backyard and in the countries where the target language is spoken.
Call to Register: 1-800-222-4750 (Pre-K registration not currently available on-line.)