Discovery Language Programs have been providing enrichment and in-curriculum foreign language classes to elementary and middle school students since 1992.
Discovery Language Programs was formed by an international group of highly experienced educators whose goal is to provide students and schools with the best enrichment programs in foreign language education, in a cost effective manner. The curriculum has been carefully developed by educational specialists in the field of foreign language instruction. The teaching method uses a natural, oral approach with gradual immersion. Students build oral language skills through games, songs, and hands-on activities. Reading and writing skills are introduced when age appropriate. Discovery Language Programs allow children to experience other cultures and become aware of multicultural issues. Before or after school enrichment classes are also offered that are parent-paid programs with no cost to the school or district. The in-curriculum classes are offered during regular school hours and are usually paid for by the school. Studies show that children who are bilingual or multilingual perform better in other academic areas and adjust to new situations more easily later in life. These children statistically earn higher scores in SATs (both math and verbal), show significant gains in IQ performance, and exhibit advanced mental flexibility and superiority in concept formation compared to their monolingual counterparts. Children experience enhanced cognitive development as well as sociocultural benefits. Research proves that children have a greater advantage over others if they learn a foreign language at the same time they are learning their primary language – the second language will be simultaneously stored neatly and subconsciously in the same area of the brain. Children are not confused by learning additional languages, despite the propensity for this in adults – their brains create separate and unique neural pathways for each language. With frequent, repetitive exposure any child will be able to speak with familiarity and no accent. Why no accent with Discovery Foreign Language Instructions? A learning window begins to close at 6 years of age, and by the time a child reaches his twelfth year he may no longer be able to speak without an accent. A famous example of this phenomenon is the case of Henry Kissinger. When he arrived in the United States as a boy, Henry was 12 years old and his younger brother was 10. Henry has retained a strong accent whereas his brother has none at all. Starting a linguistic program early is the key – Discovery Foreign Language Instructions !
Mission: Discovery Language Programs is a non-profit educational organization that provides foreign language enrichment programs to young students from Kindergarten to 8th Grade. We provide a fully developed, authentic, and highly qualified curriculum designed for English speaking children who have the desire to learn SPANISH, FRENCH, GERMAN, ITALIAN, POLISH, and now also MANDARIN. Discovery Language Programs have been providing enrichment and in-curriculum foreign language classes to elementary and middle school students in the Chicago area since 1992.
Operating as usual
ATTENTION PALATINE ILLINOIS
WE ARE STARTING SPANISH PROGRAMS AT PLEASANT HILL/MARION JORDAN/ HUNTING RIDGE SCHOOLS AND FRENCH AT MARION JORDAN. ENROLLMENT FORMS CAN BE FOUND ON LINE AS E-FLYERS ON THE SCHOOL OR DISTRICT 15 WEBSITE. YOU CAN ALSO CONTACT DISCOVERY DIRECTLY FOR MORE INFORMATION.
[09/15/17] Spanish instructors for after school programs needed. Please contact us.
[09/15/17] Instructor of Italian for youg students needed for Chicago South side. Plese contact us
[07/25/17] Both certified and non-certified Spanish instructors are needed in the Chicagoland area. Please contact us for more details!
this time we will be ok with a non certified person. maybe you know someone who would be interested
Looking for an experienced instructor to teach Spanish to students Grades PK-8 at a school located near Waukegan, IL. Classes are on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:00 a.m. till 3:00 p.m.
This is a contract for the 2016-17 school year starting at the beginning of October and ending in June.
The interested candidate needs to be fluent in Spanish as well as English, have own transportation and teaching experience. Teaching certificate is not required. Classroom management skills are very important. All materials and curriculum are provided as well as training. Compensation is per teaching period only. There is no compensation for travel time or preparation
SPANISH: Addams Junior High School: Monday 6:30-7:30 p.m. (beginning level)
Link Elementary School Thursday 6:30-7:30p.m (beginning level)
Hoover Elementary School Tuesday 6:30-7:30p.m. (beginning and continuing levels)
FRENCH: Eisenhower Junior High School: Tuesday 6:30-7:30p.m. (beginning level)
GERMAN: Eisenhower Junior High School: Wednesday 6:30-7:30p.m. (beginning level)
CHINESE: HOOVER Thursday 6:00-7:00 p.m.(beginning level)
ITALIAN: Eisenhower Junior High Monday 6:30-7:30p.m. (beginning level)
POLISH: Addams Junior High School: Monday 6:15-7:15p.m. (beginning level)
WHO MAY ATTEND: Students in Grades K-6
CLASS SIZE: Minimum 8 – Maximum 14 students ALL CLASSES MEET FOR 12 weeks (possibility of continuing session)
STARTING DAY: Week of October 24, 2016
To enroll in our program, please complete the enrollment data below and return to Discovery Language Programs office with payment made directly to Discovery at 921 Apple Dr, Schaumburg, IL 60194, by:
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2016
Make checks payable to Discovery
If paying by credit card, you can fax your enrollment form and the credit card information to (847)-843-2732
or call (847)-843-2457 to register by phone. E-mail your form to [email protected]
Visit us at www.discovery-language .com and pre-register online. Go to “contact us” and “apply now”. We will contact you shortly
¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬DISTRICT 54 ENROLLMENT DATA For 12-week classes (FALL SESSION 2016)
Student’s Name ___________________________________________________________________ Grade_______M___F___
Street _____________________________________________________ City ________________________Zip _____________
Parent/Guardian _______________________________________________________Home Phone ______________________
E-mail _____________________________________________________Emergency Phone_____________________________
Language: Spanish French German Italian Polish Chinese (circle one)
LOCATION: Addams/Eisenhower / Hoover/Link (circle one)
Level: Beginning Continuing (circle one)
PAYMENT OPTIONS: (Check one please) __Check__Visa__Master Card___ Discover _Amex
__ FULL PAYMENT BY FAX OR PHONE: $165.00
___Full payment, by check/mail: $175.00
___First (out of two) Installment Payment: $110.00 (second installment $70.00 mid-way through the program)
___First (out of three) Installment Payment, $80.00 (two more payments of $50.00 each)
___Sibling Discount: $5.00 off your second child. First child pays in full
CREDIT CARD INFORMATION: Name of card holder_________________________________________________________
Code: _________________ Signature ____________________________
[08/22/14] If you are interested in starting a foreign language program at your school contact Discovery at 847-843-2457
Summer is almost over and kids are back in school! It's time to enroll in Discovery Foreign Language classes that will be starting soon.
Here are schools that offer after/before school Discovery classes this fall.
BARRINGTON DISTRICT 220
Grove Avenue School, Arnett C. Lines School,
BENJAMIN DISTRICT 25
BLOOMINGDALE SCHOOL DISTRICT
Du Jardin School
KILDEER-COUNTRYSIDE SCHOOL DISTRICT 96
Countrywide, Ivy Hall, Kildeer, Prairie
BUFFALO GROVE SCHOOL DISTRICT 21
CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Canty School, Dever School, Dore Schoo,Dawes Schooll
EAST MAINE SCHOOL DISTRICT 63
FOX LAKE SCHOOL DISTRICT
GLEN ELLYN PARK DISTRICT
GENEVA SHOOL DISTRICT 304
Western Avenue School
KENNEYVILLE SCHOOL DISTRICT
MEDINAH SCHOOL DISTRICT 11
Medinah Primary, Intermediate and Middle Schools
MORTON GROVE SCHOOL DISTRICT
Park View School
OUR LADY OF DESTINY in DES PLAINES (German)
PALATINE SCHOOL DISTRICT
Pleasant Hill, Hunting Ridge, Marion Jordan.
RIVER TRAILS SCHOOL DISTRICT
Indian Grove School
SACRED HEART SCHOOL in LOMBARD (after school K-5)
SCHAUMBURG SCHOOL DISTRICT 54 (all schools)
evening classes all languages call for locations
ST. ANNE SCHOOL in BARRINGTON, IL
ST. CHARLES SCHOOL DISTRICT 303
Corron Elementary and Wild Rose Elementary,
ST. COLETTE SCHOOL in Des Plaines
ST. GILBERT SCHOOL (after school Grades
ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST SCHOOL in Johnsburg
ST. LAURENCE SCHOOL in Elgin
ST.MARGARET MARY in Algonquin
ST. PATRICK SCHOOL IN WADSWARTH
SAINTS PETER AND PAUL in Cary
ST. SYLVESTER SCHOOL in Chicago.
ST. ZACHARY SCHOOL in Des Plaines
WAUCONDA SCHOOL DISTRICT 118
Robert Crown School, Cotton Creek School
U-46 SCHOOL DISTRICT
Bartlett Elementary, Centennial, Glenbrook, Hawk Hollow, Horizon , Hilltop, Nature Ridge, Ridge Circle and Wayne
[06/23/14] Teacher of Spanish needed for 2014-15 school year to teach grades 1-8 at a private school in Lake County. 10 teaching periods per week over two days, probably Wednesday and Friday for a total of 28 weeks. Teaching certificate and teaching experience required. Please email your resume as soon as possible.
[01/25/14] There is still time this school year to start foreign language classes at your child’s school. Please contact the Discovery Language Programs office at (847) 843-2457 for more information. We can still offer 12 or 8 week programs in any of the languages (Spanish, French, Mandarin Chinese, Polish, Italian and German). You can also visit our website for more information at www.discovery-language.com.
[01/25/14] The second sessions of foreign language classes are beginning January-March at schools that have shorter language programs. For current students, please look for the enrollment forms in your email or your child’s take home folder. For beginning students, look for flyers at your child’s school, or contact Discovery Language Programs office to sign up directly. You can also call the Discovery office at (847) 843-2457 for more information.
We would like to welcome a few new schools to Discovery Language Programs for this school year:
Dore Elementary School in Chicago and Metro Family Organization in Chicago, IL. We are starting Discovery Spanish and Polish classes at Dore in a few days and are really exited about that.
Du Jardin Elementary School in Bloomingdale IL has recently join Discovery and will offer Spanish after school classes on Wednesdays starting mid-October.
St. John the Baptist in Johnsburg IL will start a Spanish before and after school program soon.
St. Laurence School in Elgin IL, also starts our Spanish program on October 1, 2013.
In addition to Spanish before school classes, Indian Grove School in Morton Grove IL, will offer Polish classes on Monday before school.
Ridge Circle School in Streamwood IL, (School District U-46) has join Discovery this year as well and students will be able to attend Spanish after school classes on Mondays.
Would you like to start a language program at your school? Or if you already have a language program are you interested in new materials. Discovery Language Programs is a non-for-profit organization that would be delighted to work with your school and provide foreign language instruction or foreign language materials to your students. We offer the following languages (click to learn more): Spanish, French, Italian, German, Polish, and Chinese (Mandarin).
We can provide you with an in-curriculum program with the students meeting during the regular school hours AND/OR you can choose an after or before school program which is tuition based and paid for by the parents. We also offer summer programs.
You can choose the language(s) you are interested in, and the duration of the program as well as the days of the week you would like to have a Discovery instructor come to your school. We can/will provide the instructor and all necessary materials if needed.
If you are interested in just purchasing our materials please go to the bookstore on our website for more ordering information.
When choosing Discovery Language Programs there is little to no work involved on the schools part. Discovery Language Programs handles the enrollment process as well as the teacher and all materials. All you have to do is provide us with the space. If you are interested in having a program please contact us through our website or call (847) 843-2457 to learn more about out program.
For more information visit our website www.discovery-language.com
discovery-language.com Discovery Language Chicago | Spanish, French, German, Italian and Polish Classes for Kids | Discovery Language Programs offers 12 to 22 week sessions in Spanish, French, German, Italian and Polish to students in grades K – 8th. Class sizes range from 8-14 students that are grouped by age. and level…
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14. World language study improves the cognitive functioning of the brain
15. World language study enhances a student's achievements in English, and consequently results in higher SAT scores
Attention Palatine School District 15 parents! Are you interested in your child learning a second language? Well you’re in luck! Discovery Language Programs offers Spanish classes at your nearby elementary school. Classes are offered at Hunting Ridge, Marion Jordan, Thomas Jefferson and Pleasant Hill Elementary School. Classes are starting in October and go for 12 weeks. It is only $175 to enroll your child into the classes. We do offer payment plans and discounts if you enroll more than one child. Please go onto the District 15 webpage, under the E-Flyer to see your schools flyer or call Discovery Language Programs directly at (847) 843-2457.
Attention Schaumburg School District 54 parents! Are you interested in your child learning a second language? Well you’re in luck! Discovery Language Programs offers Spanish, French, Italian, German, Polish, and Chinese classes at your nearby elementary school. Classes are starting in October and go for 12 weeks. It is only $175 to enroll your child into the classes. We do offer payment plans and discounts if you enroll more than one child. Please go onto the District 54 webpage , under the virtual backpack to see the flyer or call Discovery Language Programs directly at (847) 843-2457.
[05/04/13] Are you interested in a Spanish Summer Camp? Well you are in LUCK! We will be having a Spanish Summer Camp this year at Bartlett Elementary School that is open to anyone who would like to participate (even if you are not from that school district). Classes start on Monday June 24 and end on Thursday June 27. This camp is from 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Parents are responsible for transportation. Deadline to enroll is Friday May 24. We have payment plans available if you are interested and discounts for siblings. Please call the Discovery Language Programs office at (847) 843-2457 to enroll or if you have any other questions.
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[03/22/13] Discovery Language Programs now has Chinese Cds available for our current classes. If you are currently enrolled in classes you will be receiving one shortly. If you are interest in purchasing one please visit our website.
[01/07/13] Second sessions are starting to begin in January at schools that have shorter Language sessions. Please look out for the enrollment forms either in your email or your Childs take home folder. You can also call the Discovery office at (847) 843-2457 for more information.
[01/02/13] Happy New Year from Discovery Language Programs!
[11/21/12] Hopes everyone has a safe and happy Thanksgiving. What are you thankful for this year?
[11/16/12] This year we have started programs at a lot of schools in the U-46 district. If you are interested in starting a language program at your school please contact us at #847-843-2457. We can have programs starting as soon at January 2013!
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