Top Bilingual Extracurricular Activities For Kids In Denver

September 14, 2012 12:00 PM

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There are many different types of after-school activities that your child can get involved in, so why not choose to involve your child in a bilingual or language program after-school? Children are able to absorb new languages very quickly, and they are sure to enjoy these different programs. Or if your child is already bilingual, take a look at some programs that support and teach to the bilingual student, allowing them to continue their use of multiple languages as they grow.

Denver Zoo
2300 Steele St.
Denver, CO 80205
(303) 376-4800

Price: $175 for the first program, $100 each additional program

Did you know that the Denver Zoo offers bilingual after-school programs for many different age levels? These programs are designed for groups, so it’s perfect for getting your child’s scout troupe or other after-school club involved in this one. Then get ready to enjoy a bilingual trip through an African Safari or Awesome Australia, learn about bird basics or explore the wildlife in our own backyard in Colorado Alive. The after-school programs at the Denver Zoo are designed for groups ages kindergarten through sixth grade, and bilingual programs must be requested.

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Spanish is Fun Language School
400 S Colorado Blvd. Suite 230
Denver, CO 80246
(303) 200-0622

Price: Tuition varies depending on class. See a list of children programs.

Children are able to pick up additional languages much faster than adults, and Spanish is a pretty useful one for them to learn in this prime age. Spanish is Fun Language Center is a fun and interactive place to introduce your child to Spanish in a relaxed and educational environment. This school offers private, group, family, teen and summer lessons, so you can choose what works best for your kids. From helping your child learn vocabulary to speak and use full phrases, to promoting self confidence with speaking a new language, the Spanish is Fun Language Center is a great place to start.

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Servicios De La Raza
4055 Tejon St.
Denver, CO 80211
(303) 458-5851

Servicios De La Raza is an excellent organization that has been offering a wealth of programs for families across Colorado for more than 30 years. The YES (Youth Experiencing Success) is specifically designed to provide education in employment and training for at-risk 16 through 21 year-olds. Once accepted into this program, the youth receive training and work one-on-one with a case manager to help set goals and ready themselves for employment or to prepare for college admission.

Family Learning Center
3164 34th St.
Boulder, CO 80301
(303) 442-8979

Price: Varies depending on program

The pre-collegieate programs at the Family Learning Center are the perfect after-school programs to help your children get a step up in their education. With programs for early childhood through high school, your children will get plenty of extra help and instruction. Plus, all programs are culturally diverse and include bilingual instruction. Your children can get help with homework, tutoring, cultural art and activities, computer instruction, and even health and wellness programs. The Family Learning Center is an excellent place to expand your child’s education after-school.

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Music Lingua
At Valdez Elementary School
2525 W 29th Ave.
Denver, CO 80211
(303) 458-0241

Price: $85 for a six week session

Designed for infants and young children, Music Lingua will bring the love of language through music, songs, art, and hands-on activities. Your child will learn Spanish in a fun, engaging, and truly interactive environment. The principle behind Music Lingua took more than 10 years to develop, as it combines singing, drama, games and art to introduce young children to a fully immersed language class. Sessions start every six weeks and usually run in the evening once or twice a week so be sure to check out the website so you can sign up for the next session.

Deborah Flomberg is a theater professional, freelance writer and Denver native. Her work can be found at