Class 9
Intensive Spanish Class grades 1 & 2 5 times per week

Class 10
I ntensive Spanish Class grades 1 & 2 4 times per week

Level 2

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3:15 – 3:45 Pick up from Murch and snack
3:45– 4:30 Spanish class
4:30 - 5:15 Recess
5:15 - 6:00 Manual activities in Spanish (1st grade)
5:15 - 6:00 Manual activities in Spanish (2nd grade).

Class - Level 2

Level 2 classes are for returning students only. They will not repeat the course another time but rather continue with an age appropriate and expanded curriculum. Each class includes one or a set of objectives that target the acquisition of a specific structure and focuses on the active "reproduction" of the language. As they did the year before, the students continue to learn how answer in full sentences and to ask questions. The students are also encouraged to actively listen, understand and repeat what they hear. This course includes the study of grammar, the practice of writing, reading and conversation skills.

Manual Activities (Pre-K to 1st grade)

The arts and crafts are structured by topics that change every week. Every week, the children learn a new group of words and practice them by doing simple manual activities that primarily associate pictures and spoken language. At the beginning of the activity the children are introduced to a new set of words colorfully illustrated on the black board. After that first introduction, the teachers give instructions on how to complete the activity. The children listen to several commands in the language and repeat the set of words during or after the activity is completed. For example, if the vocabulary of the week is about "Transportation" the arts and crafts activity would be to make a car, a bus, a fire truck, etc... Activities are slightly different for children who know how to read and write. The activities proposed during a given week are consistent with one another and increase in difficulty as the week progresses.

To enroll in our language classes your student must enroll in our after-school program.

1 after-school day $80/month pick up at 6:00 PM
2 after-school days $140/month pick up at 6:00 PM
3 after-school days $200/month pick up at 6:00 PM
4 after-school days $240/month pick up at 6:00 PM
5 after-school days &300/month pick up at 6:00 PM

Language class once a week: additional $10/month
Language class twice a week: additional $20//month
Language class three times a week: additional $50/month
Language class four times a week: additional $80/month
Language class five times a week: additional $110/mont

Extra time until 6:30 PM

Extra time 1 day: additional $10 per month
Extra time 2 days: additional $20 per month
Extra time 3 days: additional $30 per month
Extra time 4 days: additional $40 per month
Extra time 5 days: additional $50 per month

When registering, pay a one time $350 fee for the 6:30 PM pick up. Use the extra time every day or as needed.

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Additional information

End Of The Year Open House and Children's Show Case

Every year around the end of May the Language Program gathers all the families together for dinner and children's performances. Children prepare plays and songs in the language they are studying and then perform them at the Open House. Some groups prepare their own costumes and special messages for the audience. It also allows the parents a chance to socialize with other families and to engage with the language teachers.


During DCPS closings and most Federal Holidays, the Language Program stays open. Each camp has a different theme. The Language Program also organizes Spanish Summer Camps, For more info, go to the Camp Page.

Late pick-up

Please call us when you are late (202) 487-1857. Late pick-ups are charged a $10 flat fee up to 15 minutes, $20 thereafter.

Pick-up from Murch and drop off to Murch for enrichment activities

The Language Program will pick up from Murch's extracurricular activities that last at least 6 weeks. If you'd like to take advantage of this service, you must fill out this form.

Elective activities at CLS

Aside from language, playground and homework assistance,, CLS offers art, drama, chess, sewing/ crafts-making, and others. Parents can sign up for one or more activities in the registration form.


The Program's policy is to keep the books and other material in the children's personal folder at the Language Program. Books and other material will be given to parents at the end of the school year.

Parent/teachers communication

Parents are encouraged to share concerns when they arise so teachers can have the time to implement the necessary changes. To schedule a meeting with a teacher or with the Program Director any time during the school year, please call the Language Program.

Online Lesson Plans

Parents will be able to follow what their child is doing in our language classes. Lesson plans will be uploaded on a weekly basis..

Only parents of currently enrolled children will be able to view this information. Parents will receive information on how to access the lesson plans shortly after they register their child.