Bilingüitos - Spanish Immersion Northern VA

We are Bilinguitos - We offer Spanish Immersion Programs in Northern Virginia + beyond, as well as bilingual parenting resources for families worldwide! Our mission at Bilingüitos is to cultivate & celebrate bilingualism!

Bilinguitos Spanish Immersion is a Spanish language school based out of Ashburn, VA. We offer fun, interactive immersion programs for kids, as well as other language services for learners of all ages! We believe that language learning should be fun AND effective. We incorporate teaching methods that benefit all types of learners and encourage our students to immerse themselves in the language. Our methodology takes into account the science behind language learning in both children and older learners (fun fact: it's different depending on learner's age!) Immerse yourself in the world of Spanish and gain essential skills for interacting with our ever-growing global community!

Mission: Our mission at Bilingüitos is to create a positive learning environment where our students love to explore and discover, to immerse them in a new language and culture, and to give them the self-confidence they need as they grow into future bilingual leaders. Language in context | Cultivating & celebrating bilingualism

Zumbini & Zumba with Sarah Jimena

Join us for summer Zumbini with Miss Sarah, a bilingual music & movement class for you and your kiddos to do together! Link in comments!

☀️Hola amigos! We’re launching our Zumbini summer program with Bilingüitos - Spanish Immersion Northern VA and we’re adding a splash of Spanish to bring you an enhance music and movement experience—bilingüe! 🎶💃🏽🎈

To register, see the link in comments 👇🏼

𝐕𝐈𝐑𝐓𝐔𝐀𝐋 𝐒𝐔𝐌𝐌𝐄𝐑 𝐋𝐄𝐀𝐑𝐍𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐀𝐂𝐓𝐈𝐕𝐈𝐓𝐘! ⠀

Join us for our summer session of Zumbini, a music and movement class designed for kids 0-4 and their caregivers! And since our fabulous instructor, Miss Sarah Jimena, is a native Spanish speaker, we’re doing it all bilingually! ⠀

This Thursday, we’re doing a free demo session of this music and movement class so you can see how fun it is for you and your little. Then, starting Thursday the 16th we are offering 7-week session of the class that you can sign up for. ⠀

Click the link in the comments to sign up for the FREE a demo session. Limited spots available so get there quick! ⠀

Here are all the details for the seven week session below:⠀

𝑾𝒉𝒆𝒏: Thursday mornings 11-11:30 am EST (8-8:30 am PST) for seven consecutive weeks (July 16 - Aug 27)⠀
𝑾𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒆: Live via Zoom! Register at https://bilinguitos.com/registration/
𝑾𝒉𝒐: Little ones from 0-4 and their caregivers. Sibling duos, trios (or more!) are welcome!⠀
𝑯𝒐𝒘 𝒎𝒖𝒄𝒉: $75 for the seven week session; $25 for sibling add-on. Drop-in pricing also available.⠀

Join us this Thursday for the free demo session! Tag a friend who may be interested below 🤗

maritererodriguezbellas.com

What your kid really understands when you say “I don’t understand”

Great article!!! The potential gain from this ‘trick’ isn’t worth it — and it’s not a way to celebrate bilingualism. See the article for some better ideas than pretending not to understand your child when s/he uses the majority language.

maritererodriguezbellas.com Raising bilingual children is challenging, but how far are you willing to go in order to get a child to speak in the minority language?

⁣✨ 𝐔𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐬𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐝 𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐮𝐚𝐠𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐤𝐢𝐝𝐬? 💬⠀

As a non-native speaker myself I’ve had to go out of my way to learn phrases and ways of speaking that are specifically “child-directed.” Though I learned Spanish from a young age, it wasn’t my family’s language, so my input was always more formal or academic. (See pics in comments for an example!)⠀

When I moved down to Nicaragua in 2013 and had the opportunity to teach preschool there, I found myself searching for the right words to say all too often.⠀

Especially given that I was working with young kids, what I said usually came off too formal, or too textbook-sounding. So often, my word choice was all wrong for my audience of five-year-olds. When the kids came to me for help, I just didn’t know common “nurture” type phrases that native speakers do.⠀

Because I didn’t grow up speaking the language at home, I didn’t grow up hearing my mom talk to my younger sister in Spanish or aunts & uncles talk to my cousins. I wasn’t around ‘kid language’ enough for it to come naturally to me. Sure, I knew enough Spanish to have great conversations with adults, but when it came to talking to kids, I had a setback. ⠀

Simply put, I wasn’t fluent in child-directed Spanish. ⠀

I’ve little by little picked it up through immersion and I finally feel as confident in my “kid Spanish” as I do in the normal register, but it’s been a journey! And where I still have gaps, I can luckily count on an awesome community to help fill them in!⠀

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Anyway, all of this to say, who can relate? I can’t be the only one. 😅 Who else is a non-native speaker of the language you use with your kids? What’s been your experience? I’d love to hear from you in the comments what that’s been like for you and your family! Or tag someone you know who uses their second language at home 💕

⁣☀ ⁣Introducing our 𝐉𝐮𝐧𝐞 𝐬𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐟 𝐯𝐢𝐫𝐭𝐮𝐚𝐥 𝐒𝐩𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐬𝐡 𝐢𝐦𝐦𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧 for ages 3 through fifth grade! A 𝑭𝑹𝑬𝑬 online event ☀⠀

What is it? ⁣Spanish immersion via Zoom for your kids! We will have songs, story time, interactive games, show & tell, a question of the day, and more.⠀

For preschoolers it will be three consecutive morning sessions where each day builds on the previous one. For the elementary students, it will be a slightly longer afternoon session, one day only.⠀

Geared for all levels of Spanish speaking kids, from native to near fluent to familiar to brand new beginner! Parent participation is welcome (and encouraged especially for our younger students) 😌⠀

👉🏽 Sign up for preschool/K: https://www.hisawyer.com/bilinguitos/schedules?schedule_id=camps&sched_ids%5B%5D=54822

👉🏽 Sign up for 1st-5th graders: https://www.hisawyer.com/bilinguitos/schedules?schedule_id=camps&sched_ids[]=54622

Spots are limited so that there's enough individualized attention for each bilingüito. Join from anywhere in the world (times are in U.S. EST) ⠀

Let's celebrate bilingualism together! 💫 Feel free to tag friends who might be interested 💛

Check out Tinkergarten’s in-Spanish resources! Thanks Michelle Lyn White for the tip!

¿Tu familia habla Español? ¡Estamos emocionados de ofrecer nuestras actividades en Español! Regístrate en nuestra lista de correo electrónico para obtener esta actividad y más: tinkergarten.com/athome.

Spanish Story Time!

‘Me Gusta Cuando...’ por Mary Murphy. Well, we couldn’t go live because this little one was not cooperating for nap time, but I kind of had a feeling she wouldn’t be up in time, so we pre-recorded just in case! So, it’s not live, but your kids can watch along nonetheless!

When you’re done, have your kids tell you what THEY like to do with you, and then tell us in the comments 😀 Feel free to comment along in real time as you watch too, like a live video. Disfruten el cuento! 📚

LIVE STORYTIME coming up at 3:30 pm EST! For this week’s #bilingüitoslive we will be reading ‘Me gusta cuando...’ by Mary Murphy, which is particularly great for the younger crowd as it’s a simple board book 🙂 Stay tuned! #viernesenvivo

As you can see by the pic, Aniela is quite interested in it 😄

BILINGUAL STORY TIME LIVE

#BilingüitosLive We are reading "La Llama Llama Rojo Pijama" by Anna Dewdney. When you join the video, comment and tell us who's watching so we can do some shout outs at the end!

If you're watching the replay, we won't be able to do shout outs live, but we'll comment back :)

#viernesenvivo #raisingbilingüitos

STORYTIME LIVE! Going LIVE for #bilingüitoslive viernes en vivo with La Llama Llama Rojo Pijama at 3:30 pm EST! (in one hour) Hope you tune in! Is this a new book for your kids? Or a trusted favorite? Let us know below!

SPANISH STORY TIME LIVE

STORYTIME LIVE!!! Tune in for a Spanish story time, and say hi once you're on! Let us know who is tuning in and we'll give some shout outs at the end!

STORYTIME LIVE - In a little while, we’re going LIVE with a story in Spanish for the kids. But first: what story do you guys want to hear???

#1: La Llama Llama Rojo Pijama
#2: El Camioncito Azul
#3: No Dejes que la Paloma Conduzca el Autobús

Let us know in the comments and the book with the most votes will be read today!

***PLANNING TO GO LIVE AT 3 PM (give or take a few depending on el humor de la bebé 😜***

Spanish Lessons LIVE?!

Hey everyone! We've had some requests to do some live content during this quarantine! Here I'm throwing out some ideas to see what you guys think!

SUMMER 2020 PROGRAMMING INFORMATION

🧜🏼‍♀️ Preschool Summer Camp: “Piratas y Sirenas en la Alta Mar”
May 26 - 28 | Tues, Wed, Thurs | 9 - 11:45 am

🏅 Preschool Summer Camp: “Juegos Olímpicos”
Jun 2 - 4 | Tues, Wed, Thurs | 9 - 11:45 am

✈️ Preschool Summer Camp: “Vuelta al mundo en Tres Días” Jun 23 - 25| Tues, Wed, Thurs | 9 - 11:45 am

🌎 K - 2nd Summer Camp: “Vuelta al mundo en Tres Días”
Jun 23 - 25 | Tues, Wed, Thurs | 1 - 3:45 pm

💃🏻 Parent & Me Zumbini (0-4 years)
Thursdays in July & August | 10:45 - 11:30 am

🧘🏾‍♀️ Parent & Me Bilingual Yoga (0-5 years)
July & August | late mornings (further info to come)

👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 PLAYVerano Playdates
First three Tuesdays of June, July & August, 10 - 11:30 am, around Ashburn, Sterling, and Leesburg

Full info coming soon! Express your interest or further inquire here: www.bilinguitos.com/contact

💛 ⁣2020-21 Registration for our Spanish Immersion programs in Loudoun County is now OFFICIALLY OPEN! ⠀⠀

🐦 During Earlybird registration some of our programs filled almost 50% of the way, so RUN don't walk to go and snag your spot in the upcoming school year!⠀
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📱 In our stories on Instagram (instagram.com/bilinguitos), we're sharing a walkthrough of how to register, and how to do so making sure you register for the full school year, not just one semester. Go check it out & DM or email us with any questions.⠀
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💬 In the comments, let us know why you're choosing Spanish Immersion for your child (whether through Bilingüitos or otherwise!)⠀

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💻 www.bilinguitos.com/registration (make sure you check out the tuition guide & payment policies before registering)

Happy Valentine’s Day to all of our Bilingüitos!

Tag your valentine or a galentine and wish them a feliz Día del Amor y la Amistad 💕

💬 Registration for Spanish Immersion Programs (2020-21) opens on SATURDAY!

👭 Our weekday AM programs are already more than 50% full, from just earlybird registration alone! Our PM & Saturday programs are also filling up quickly.

👫 Don't miss out on getting your preferred classes; pre-register today! You can still receive earlybird access if you pre-register by tonight 2/13.

💻 Pre-register: https://forms.gle/vM87dduLUuQBbAsw7

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION for 2020-21 was released today to all of our pre-registered families! Miss the boat? Don't worry! A second wave of early bird registration access will be sent out next week if you pre-register by Monday 2/3!

Pre-register here: https://tinyurl.com/bilinguitos2021

Official registration begins February 15th! But get your access early 🌟

ADULT SPANISH CLASSES 💬 SPRING SESSION

Want to learn Spanish in a fun, stimulating learning environment with others that share your same goal? We are proud to announce our dates for the spring group class for adult learners at the beginner & intermediate levels! You will be learning from language educator/Spanish enthusiast Heidi who delights in seeing her students succeed in their language learning endeavors. The classes focus on real-world Spanish that goes beyond the textbook. Class atmosphere is fun and upbeat with plenty of ways to implement what you are learning. 🇲🇽 🇪🇸 🇵🇪 🇧🇴 🇸🇻

🌸 Spring Session 2020 Info 🌼

Dates: Thursday Feb 20 - Thursday Apr 16
Registration: Register by Mon, Feb 17th with $75 deposit
Level I (Beginner Class): Thursdays 7:00 - 8:30 p
Level III (Intermediate Class): Thursdays 5:30 - 7:00 p
Class Location: Bilingüitos in Ashburn
Beginner Course cost: $195 (PDF textbook included)
Intermediate Course cost: $185 (textbook purchased separately from Breaking the Barrier)

📝MORE INFO HERE: https://tinyurl.com/adultspanishsummer2020

☑️ REGISTER HERE:
https://tinyurl.com/adultclassregister

Registration for our Spanish Immersion programs for the 20-21 school year opens next month, 2/15! Have you pre-registered yet? Pre-registered families will get EARLY ACCESS on FEB 1st!

Pre-register here: https://forms.gle/vM87dduLUuQBbAsw7 (non-binding, it just makes sure you're in for early access!)

If you haven't checked out information for our 2020-21 school year programs yet, take a look here: www.bilinguitos.com/younglearners

Give your child the gift of bilingualism!

~SPANISH CLASSES for ADULT LEARNERS, Spring Session~

We will be offering both Beginner and Intermediate levels. Class will be held on Thursday evenings from February 20 - April 16. Class time includes language instruction, conversation practice, and games to help solidify concepts and vocab. We teach real-world Spanish so that you can actually USE IT! More information to follow! Email us to be included in the information email that goes out. ([email protected])

Subsequent levels will be available in the summer.

Bilingüitos 2020-21 Schedule
(This is for Sept 2020 - May 2021)

For current programs (spring 2020) get in touch with us.

SPANISH IMMERSION FOR THE 2020-21 SCHOOL YEAR

Our new schedule is finally LIVE! Here is an overview of next year's programs:

🌟 Mommy & Me I, II, & II (6-12 mo, 12-20 mo, 20-30 mo)
🌟 AM Preschool & Pre-K (2.5 - 3; 4 - 5.5)
🌟 PM Pre-K / K Enrichment (4.5 - 6)
🌟 Afterschool Enrichment (K - 5th)
🌟 Súper Sábados Saturday Program (2.5 - 2nd)
🌟 Homeschool Classes (4.5 - 6, 7 - 10)
🌟 GrupoEXPLORE Adventure Group (0 - 12)
🌟 One-on-One Immersion & Private Tutoring (0 - 12)

Check out the new schedule here: https://bilinguitos.com/younglearners/

And PRE-REGISTER here: https://forms.gle/kWtQ171YVXXvFXST6 (Pre-register early to be eligible for Earlybird registration!)

DÍA DE NIEVE 1/7 - Bilingüitos estará cerrado hoy, no habrá campamento.

Loudoun County friends - today (1/3) is the LAST DAY to register for preschool winter camps! Our Spanish Immersion winter camps will be running the weeks of 1/6 and 1/13 and will feature all sorts of fun winter themed lessons and activities all in Spanish! Get in touch with us today with questions or go directly to our website and sign up under the registration tab!

www.bilinguitos.com/registration

Give the gift of bilingualism to your children through Bilingüitos Spanish Immersion. It may feel early, but it's time to start thinking about the 2020-21 school year at Bilingüitos Spanish Immersion! We offer programs for children 6 months - 5th grade, as well as private lessons and tutoring for all ages! Tag a local friend who you think might be interested in Spanish for their kiddos!

Official registration opens February 15th, but you can pre-register TODAY: https://forms.gle/vM87dduLUuQBbAsw7

What kinds of Spanish Immersion programs do we offer?
+ Mommy & Me (6 mo - 30 mo)
+ Preschool (2.5 - late 3s)
+ Pre-K (4 - 5.5)
+ Afterschool Enrichment (K - 5th)
+ Homeschool classes (K - 5th)
+ Saturday classes (6 mo - 5th)
+ Friday nature/adventure group (0-12)
+ Adult group classes
+ Private Lessons / charter classes for all ages

See more of what we're all about on our website (www.bilinguitos.com) or our IG @bilinguitos

We can't wait to have you cultivate & celebrate bilingualism with us!

~ WINTER CAMPS FOR PRESCHOOLERS ~
We are offering 'INVIERNO MARAVILLOSO' Spanish immersion winter camps during the first two weeks that LCPS is back in session after winter break (week of Jan 6 & 13).

Immerse your preschooler in Spanish language winter wonderland! Ages 2.5 (+potty trained) - 5.5. Activities include arts and crafts, music, imaginative play & make-believe journeys through the snow, obstacle courses, some Frozen-themed fun, cookie baking & hot cocoa making, and much, much more.

Camps are offered Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings - you can register for the entire camp or choose specific days. Full camp is $120 or pay by the day, $40/day. Camps take place at our facility in Ashburn on Red Rum Dr.

Camp I: Jan 7 - 9, 9 - 11:45 am
Camp II: Jan 14 - 16, 9 - 11:45 am

Register at www.bilinguitos.com/registration or email us at [email protected] with questions.

MORE INFORMATION (INCLUDING DISCOUNT CODES) - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1kZtRSnGUfOJiMn0nkuqrEvlnSVVbLrKuiYDXfmZj1yE/edit?usp=sharing

~ WINTER CAMPS FOR PRESCHOOLERS ~
We are offering 'INVIERNO MARAVILLOSO' Spanish immersion winter camps during the first two weeks that LCPS is back in session after winter break (week of Jan 6 & 13).

Immerse your preschooler in Spanish language winter wonderland! Ages 2.5 (+potty trained) - 5.5. Activities include arts and crafts, music, imaginative play & make-believe journeys through the snow, obstacle courses, some Frozen-themed fun, cookie baking & hot cocoa making, and much, much more.

Camps are offered Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings - you can register for the entire camp or choose specific days. Full camp is $120 or pay by the day, $40/day. Camps take place at our facility in Ashburn on Red Rum Dr.

Camp I: Jan 7 - 9, 9 - 11:45 am
Camp II: Jan 14 - 16, 9 - 11:45 am

Register at www.bilinguitos.com/registration or email us at [email protected] with questions.

MORE INFORMATION (INCLUDING DISCOUNT CODES) - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1kZtRSnGUfOJiMn0nkuqrEvlnSVVbLrKuiYDXfmZj1yE/edit?usp=sharing

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“Somos Bilingüitos” - we wear it proudly on our shirts, but what exactly is Bilingüitos???

Bilingüitos exists to cultivate and celebrate bilingualism all around us. We are locally run Spanish immersion programs based out of Loudoun County, Virginia. We offer language classes and programs for children of all ages — Mommy & Me, Preschool, Afterschool, you name it. We also have classes for adult learners because we believe in bilingualism for all! In addition to teaching language through classroom games, activities, and lessons, we also believe in enrichment programs (think interdisciplinary skills anywhere from science experiments to art projects to cooking classes to yoga) because we want our students to be able to use their bilingualism across all domains. Both at our facility and through off-site private/charter classes, we are committed to our local community. For all those in the pursuit of bilingualism, we extend the opportunity to learners of all linguistic backgrounds — native speakers, heritage language students, and second language learners alike.

Beyond the classroom, we are a vibrant and diverse community of families who are passionate about bilingualism and dedicated to instilling a lifelong love for learning in their children. We delight in bringing our local bilingual community together through playdates, storytimes, seasonal parties, movie nights, and other events all around Loudoun. You might find us spending hours at a local park, parents chatting about everything under the sun while the kids play with endless energy. Other times, you’ll find us gathered for some sort of fun family event where we can celebrate our collective bilingualism, like a movie night or game night. We’ve also been known to get together from time to time to share a meal (potluck style is our favorite), though admittedly it’s becoming increasingly difficult to find a table big enough to hold us all!

But it doesn’t end there. Beyond our immediate area, we also exist to provide support to families all over who share the goal of raising their children to be bilingual and biliterate superstars! We do this through online resources like our blog (The Bilingüitos Blog), our podcast (The Bilingual Parenting Podcast), and online communities like this one, on Instagram and various groups here on Facebook. It is our hope that parents who embark on the journey of raising their kids bilingually feel equipped and empowered in their endeavor. We believe that though raising bilingual children is certainly not easy, it is always, always worth it. If you’re in need of some encouragement yourself, tap into the Bilingüitos family. We’re here to help you cultivate and celebrate bilingualism in your home.

If you’ve been following along with us for a while, share this post in your story, tag us, and let us know what is YOUR favorite thing about being part of the Bilingüitos family. One thing we know for sure, we LOVE having you here with us. After all, we couldn’t exist without all of you - ¡SOMOS Bilingüitos!

PS - For those wondering how to pronounce our name, here it is: /bi.lɪŋ.ˈɡwi.tos/ ... and if that was not helpful because you’re not a linguist, maybe this is “bee-ling-GWEE-toes” 😁😝And what does it mean? Little Bilinguals!

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21660 Red Rum Drive Ste 183
Ashburn, VA
20147

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Tuesday 12:00 - 15:00
Wednesday 12:00 - 15:00
Thursday 12:00 - 15:00
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