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Have any of you (your dc) tried Language Stars in Chicago? It's a language immersion program offered in centers and not in schools? I love the idea of homeschooling but also want to immerse my future children in another language. This offers the opportunity to do both. So, I'd love your feedback!<br><br>
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One of my friends runs one of the language stars. It's a great program. She has her daughter taking Mandarin there
 

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Cool! How fluent do the kids get? Is it just fun learning a few vocab words or do the kids actually become proficient at the language?<br><br>
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My SIL had my niece going to Spanish from 18 mos on (she is now 4 1/2) and she also started Manderin last year and loved it.<br><br>
I took dd1 to Spanish at the Hinsdale location. She loved it and picked up a lot.<br>
Neither girl got 100% fluent but a taste of it. I highly recommend it. I would still go if it was closer to my home but with preschool etc, it not too convenient to go there.
 

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Wow I totally have been looking into this too, with my 4yo. I'm also wondering about how much they learn- esp. if it's just an hour a week. I would try to reinforce it as well- with books at home and such. It's not super close and kinda pricey for us (like 700 for the session, though it's a long session) so I'm really hesitant. I also can't decide what language. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: I speak German so feel I'd have more luck with that, but feel like Spanish would be way more useful to get a leg up on in the long run.
 

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If you are proficient in German, maybe you can speak exclusively to your child in German and let them learn Spanish there. I'm sure your child will run into others who speak Spanish every now and then and can practice with them - even if it's at a Mexican restaurant! Ditto with the more useful thought as well.
 
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