More NYC and Westchester schools now offer better and early foreign language learning, Avenues and the International School of Brooklyn as well as some other schools offer bilingual programs, and afterschool NYC foreign language classes and tutoring grow…all evidence of amplified parent demand for early foreign language learning.
As you begin to plan your summer, you may be interested in Danielle Pergament’s Times article Making Language Immersion Fun for the Kids. Pergament writes:
But I also want my children to be true citizens of the world in a way that I have never been, even as a travel writer – I’m not bilingual. I want their comfort zones to be measured in time zones.
Pergament offers early foreign language camp and travel ideas, as well as advice about middle school and high school language programs.
Many of my successful NYC private middle school and high school client applicants have international experience on their resumes.