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
Operating as usual
FREE BILINGUAL STORY & MUSIC TIME with Bilingüitos via Zoom
January 5 at 7 pm EST
January 7 at 11 am EST
(Feel free to attend both!)
Geared for ages 6 mo - 6 years but all are welcome.
Save your spot here: https://www.hisawyer.com/bilinguitos/schedules?schedule_id=camps
More details on our Instagram post (www.instagram.com/bilinguitos)
Bilingüitos Gift Certificates for our online Spanish immersion classes now available! What better gift can you give than the gift of bilingualism? Perfect for the bilingüito or aspiring bilingual kiddo in your life!
Purchase instructions: https://tinyurl.com/bilinguitosgift
Our winter 2021 program guide: https://tinyurl.com/spring2021infopack
For a limited time, for every $50 you spend on gift certificates for others, you will receive $5 off of your own child's registration :)
I got to read so many fascinating studies about bilingualism in college and grad school so I know how important participating in surveys like this can be! I just completed this survey and would love for other Bilingüitos families to do so as well! Let’s help these researchers further the field of bilingual language development!
You are cordially invited to a “Espantástico” Halloween pop-up Playclass this Friday! 🎃
Espantoso + Fantástico = the perfect blend for Halloween Eve, so come, ¡celebra Halloween con nosotros! Join us, in costume, on Friday Oct 30th at 4:30 EST for a pop-up Spanish immersion playclass to talk about all things Halloween. We’ll sing, dance, play games, and go over Halloween themed vocabulary in Spanish. We’ll also work on some riddles and guessing games, and build our conversation skills around talking about costumes. Make sure to have some different candy ready as we’ll also be plotting a graph based on the candy we have all together. We’ll see everyone disfrazados and ready to celebrate Halloween together in Spanish!
Details and registration info are in our bio link! ☺️ Huge sibling discount available. Tag a friend below to invite them too!
Also, what do you think of our tricky treats & spooky snacks?? Swipe to see! These pictures are all from past #BilingüitosHalloween parties.
Hope to see you on Friday to continue the tradition! 🍭
Join us virtually to celebrate Halloween! Halloween Eve, Friday at 4:30 (EST) for a spooktastic Spanish immersion playclass! Costumes encouraged! https://www.hisawyer.com/marketplace/activity-set/179238
hisawyer.com Espantoso + Fantástico = the perfect blend for Halloween Eve, so come, ¡celebra Halloween con nosotros! Join us, in costume, on Friday Oct 30th for a pop-up playclass in Spanish to talk about all things Halloween. We’ll sing, dance, play games, and work on Halloween themed vocabulary in Spanish....
ONLINE SPANISH CLASSES FOR ADULT LEARNERS! Fall session starting soon :D
💬 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 fall group class for adult learners at the beginner, advanced beginner & upper intermediate levels! You will be learning from language educators/Spanish enthusiasts who delight in seeing their students succeed in their language learning endeavors. Class atmosphere is fun and upbeat with plenty of ways to implement what you are learning.
Don't put off this goal of yours any longer, make it happen! Classes begin the last week of September.
👀 Check out our info pack here:
👉🏽 Then, REGISTER HERE!
Happy back-to-school week for those starting today (shout out to our own home county of #LoCo)! No matter how you’re feeling after today, know that Bilingüitos is here cheering you and your kiddos on! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼⠀
This first week or so will likely present a learning curve and the need to figure out a good routine, but soon you’ll get right into the swing of things. Kids will get the hang of the unmute & mute buttons, they’ll gain confidence, and they’ll grow more independent.⠀
We are loving getting to know our students in our virtual classes! And loving to see them grow more confident!⠀
So, no matter the distance, you got this!!! Now drop an emoji showing how you’re feeling after your guys’ first day (or first few days)! 😁🤪😩🤗🤨🤩
📖 Bilingual Storytime LIVE coming at you tomorrow! 📖 ⠀
Coming off an AMAZING first week of virtual classes, I have (spontaneously 🤪) decided that I want to do a little IG LIVE bilingual story time for all of our current AND prospective future students and their families 🥰⠀
Tune in tomorrow (Friday) at 1:30 pm EST for a short story and some songs we’ve been working on this week in class. All ages welcome! 🤗⠀
Do me a favor and share this post (second slide) to your story / tag your friends; since I’m planning this so last minute, I need your help in spreading the word! 🤗⠀
If anyone is considering one of our fall virtual sessions (probably second session as first is just about full!), this is a great way to get a little taste of what we do! Tune in and hear some of our songs and listen to a story that goes with our theme from this week 🍎 🍐 🍇 🍓 🍊😏⠀
Nos vemos a las 1:30! 👋🏼
✨ We are less than two weeks away from the start of our 𝐟𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐬𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐨𝐟 𝐯𝐢𝐫𝐭𝐮𝐚𝐥 𝐒𝐩𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐬𝐡 𝐢𝐦𝐦𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐜𝐥𝐚𝐬𝐬𝐞𝐬! ✨⠀
We’re so hyped up about these classes! We truly believe they’re going to be a highlight of your child’s week. Our classes will excite, engage, and empower our students. Games, songs, movement, stories, imagination exercises, fun visuals, and more. Sound like something your child may like? We think so too ☺⠀
But don’t just take our word for it — see for yourself! The week of August 24 (aka this coming week!) we are offering $2, $3, and $4 DEMO CLASSES! That is truly a steal, you pretty much have nothing to lose! Registration for these demo classes can be found via our bio link. Space is extremely limited so jump on it! 😄 ⠀
Our main session starts September 1st, and those classes are filling up as well, so if you want to snag a spot with no demo needed, feel free to register directly for the main session. Link in bio for that as well.⠀
And then lastly, loyal friends who already know what we’re all about and believe in us, would you do us a favor and share this post to your story or share it with friends? Your word means a lot and your friends will value you the information if it’s coming directly from you. 🥰⠀
Thanks everyone! Have an amazing weekend and we’ll catch some of you next week in the demo classes! 💛
Spanish Immersion Classes, Online! Bilingüitos offers interactive and engaging Spanish playclasses for a wide range of age groups.
Sign up for a demo class here: https://tinyurl.com/bilinguitosdemo (available through 8/28)
✨ 𝗩𝗶𝗿𝘁𝘂𝗮𝗹 𝗦𝗽𝗮𝗻𝗶𝘀𝗵 𝗖𝗹𝗮𝘀𝘀𝗲𝘀 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗙𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟬! ✨⠀
We’re so excited to share the details on our Spanish Immersion Playclasses and Special Subject classes that we’re offering this fall via Zoom! We have programs for all ages through 5th grade.⠀
These Spanish classes are high-energy and upbeat with interactive games, catchy songs, and movement-based activities for optimal engagement. Spanish-speaking kids and newbies alike will benefit from these programs. The key 🔑 here is active participation, which will help your child gain momentum in Spanish language development AND keep it going!⠀
👶🏽 Mommy/Daddy & me for 6 - 30 months⠀
🪁 Preschool Spanish Immersion for 2.5 - 4 years⠀
🎠 Pre-K & K Spanish Immersion for 3 - 6 years ⠀
🚀 Elementary Spanish Immersion for K - 5th grades⠀
🎶 Zumbini, bilingual music and movement for 0 - 4 years⠀
💃🏻 Zumba Kids, dance fitness class for 5 - 11 years⠀
🧑🏼🍳 Spanish Immersion Cooking class with Puerto Rican 🇵🇷 inspiration for 4 - 11 years⠀
Registration is officially OPEN at www.bilinguitos.com/registration 🤗⠀
For a complete list with descriptions and prices, as well as calendar view and FAQs, check it out here: https://linktr.ee/bilinguitos! Also feel free to DM us on Instagram with any questions. ⠀
So excited to cultivate and celebrate bilingualism with you all 💕 Please share this post and tag friends who may be interested.
🎼 𝗕𝗶𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘂𝗮𝗹 𝗺𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗰 & 𝗺𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗰𝗹𝗮𝘀𝘀 🎶⠀
We still have space available in our summer session of bilingual Zumbini with Miss Sarah Jimena! But spots are limited and we’d love you to join us!⠀
Our class starts THIS Thursday and continues through August 🤗 Come sing, dance, move, and groove with us from the comfort of your own home! We’ll be singing in Spanish and English!⠀
Registration can be done via the link in the comments! Drop-in registration also available, but if you register for the whole session your spot will be guaranteed. ⠀
All pricing info is available via our the link in the comments. Price includes a code for music download 🎵 (and trust us, you’ll want to play the songs all week long!) Sibling discount available! ⠀
🎶 ☝🏼✌🏽☝🏿✌🏻☝🏾✌🏼☝🏿✌🏽3⃣ (Do you know the song? Those who tuned in last week do! ☺️)⠀
We hope you’ll join us! Tag a friend who loves music! 💕
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 🤗
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!⠀
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.
‘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 😄
#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 :)
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!
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 😜***
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!
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Located in Ashburn, we at VLS are committed to teaching Spanish to children through high-quality learning methods that help them learn in a fun way.