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Registration is now open for our Spring 2018 session!

Classes run from February 5 to June 17, 2018. We have a full schedule with weekday and weekend options in Seattle, Kirkland and Lynnwood locations!

Below are some enhancements to our Curriculum that will be sure to supplement language and cultural learning inside and outside the classroom:

  • Language Coursebook – provides a brief overview of the Sponge class elements and method, guidelines, and hand-outs for the whole course.
  • Storybooks – The phrases and vocabulary your child is learning in class are now weaved into stories you can read with them and enjoy. The storybook contains romanized text for languages like Mandarin and Japanese, with colorful illustrations and dedicated coloring pages for your young language learner. It also features Quick Response (QR) Code you can scan using your phone or another device to listen to the story in language – a great feature for pronunciation review for you and your little one! Our Summer Storybooks are already available for purchase here: https://spongeschool.com/shop/
  • Sponge Online Portal – Free access to our new, interactive Online Portal to help parents and students with language learning, including pronunciation;
  • Two weeks of Cultural Classes at the end of the session in place of the Grand Review;
  • Each unit features a Final Project for JK classes as cultural extension;

REGISTER FOR SPRING AT SPONGE CENTERS

Our Fall Session runs through January 28, and it’s a great way to trial class and get a jumpstart before Spring classes.

Looking for fun week-long language immersion? Check out our summer camps!

WHAT: Chocolates, Crepes, and Cakes. A cozy winter afternoon with Sponge

WHEN:December 9, 2017, Saturday

WHERE: 3107 S. Day St., Seattle, WA 98144

Sponge invites children and their parents for a free story time event while enjoying making Latin hot chocolate and French crepes

Enjoy yummy cakes and take part in arts and crafts!

Kids who register on or before November 30, 2017 will get a free Sponge Story Book!

RSVP using the form below:

 

Sponge students get free access to an updated, exclusive, online, e-learning portal to help them practice their language learning while outside of the classroom. Practice language at home through reviewing class hand-outs, playing games and listening to pronunciation audio guides! In addition to quizzes and self-assessment, the online portal will provide videos and custom stories aligned with the class material.

Step into the portal and take a tour!

Log-in to your account at Sponge Online Portal.

To get access to the portal, sign up for our classes here.

The phrases and vocabulary your child is learning in class each unit are now weaved into stories you can read with them and enjoy! We will use these stories in class to facilitate language learning by an audience that typically loves storytime.

The Sponge Young Language Learner Series is now available for purchase at the Sponge Store in Spanish, Mandarin, French, German and Japanese.

  • Features Quick Response (QR) Code you can scan using your phone or another device to listen to the story in language – a great feature for pronunciation review for you and your little one!
  • Contains romanized text for languages like Mandarin and Japanese.
  • With colorful illustrations and dedicated coloring pages.

Sponge families enrolled this summer can email us at info@spongeschool.com to get your 40% off discount code.

We are exploring more ways to make it easier for kids to practice language outside of class in fun contexts. Look out for our educational videos on our new online portal for students, on FB and Youtube. And of course, send us feedback and ideas!

 

 

We had a wonderful start to our Summer session last week! We welcomed old and new students and had fun singing, dancing and learning new languages.

We’d love for you to join us! Join now and only pay for the remaining classes in the season. Use coupon code 2017SMR when you register to get our pro-rated fees.

Summer classes run through August 27, 2017. Sign up now!

THANK YOU!

Thanks to your support, Sponge has been chosen as a local favorite by kids and families through ParentMap’s Golden Teddy Awards, for the seventh year in a row.

This year, we were privileged to be nominated in three (3) categories under Camps+Classes.

Sponge won in the Passport-Ready Language or Art Class category. Sponge offers Spanish, French, Mandarin, German, Japanese and Hindi classes for newborns up to elementary-age kids in our Centers and elementary schools.

Sponge is a finalist in the After-School Enrichment Classes Category. This year, more than thirty (30) schools shared our passion for language and culture. The Sponge elementary curriculum is also currently being used under license by Mercer Island School District to teach Spanish to over 2000 students weekly across all their elementary school World Languages Program.

Sponge is also a finalist in the Engaging Infant + Tot Classes! Our Child-Caregiver classes offer a fun way for parents/caregivers to bond with their children through our fun classes. Trial a class now and see for yourself!

It is Sponge’s mission to nurture global citizens and your trust inspires us to deliver even better programs in our Centers and schools. Immerse in the Sponge experience in our weekly center classes, language camps, and online classes this summer, pre-register for our elementary fall classes or bring Sponge to your school!

2016 – Finalist (infant & Toddler classes, After school enrichment)
2015 – Finalist (After school enrichment)
2014 – Winner (After school), Finalist (Infant & Toddler classes)
2013 – Finalist (Infant & Toddler classes)
2012 – Winner (Infant & Toddler classes)
2011 – Finalist (Infant & Toddler classes)

Make us part of your summer plans!

We’re offering six weeks of language immersion camp this summer, from June 26 through the first week of August. Help your student keep up their Spanish, Chinese, Japanese and French skills over the summer months through games, cooking, culture and art!

Hear about our exciting themes straight from our teachers! Watch their videos and check out camp schedules and locations here.

 

Our heartfelt thanks to you for nominating us for Parentmap’s Golden Teddy! We are proud to announce that Sponge is nominated for the following categories under Camps+Classes:

  • Engaging Infant + Tot Class
  • After School Enrichment
  • Passport Ready Language or Art Class

Voting for Round 2 starts today, April 24, and runs through April 30. We have a week to show our love for Sponge classes, so vote now!