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Research shows that language learning increases cognitive ability for senior learners. Aside from the social benefits of exploring a different culture and learning new ways to communicate, learning a new language delays the onset of dementia and Alzheimer’s as it increases the strength and agility of the brain.

Sponge partners with retirement communities to bring the joy of language learning to senior learners through our regularly scheduled French, German, Japanese, and Spanish classes. 

All of our classes are designed to be engaging and effective. We think the best way to learn a language is to be immersed in it and having fun. Our students learn a new language and discover world culture through exploration and hands-on activities.

Let us know of your interest through the form below:


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!