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2017 BILINGUAL VILLAGES SPRING/SUMMER REGISTRATION IS OPEN!  See our membership options below.  READY TO REGISTER? CLICK HERE!

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LANGUAGE immersion playgroups

Our goal is to provide opportunities to maximize  language exposure in a relaxed, natural environment. We strive to maintain a total immersion environment balanced with structured and unstructured activities which are led by our native speaking activity coordinators.  We also try to have a balance of native and non-native speaking members where the target language is spoken 100% of the time!

Here are a few things that we’ll do on a typical day at the village!

  • Free Play with age appropriate toys, books and games
  • Learn and sing songs
  • Activity-coordinator led felt board activities
  • Circle time and a theme-based activity time (the theme will change about every two weeks)
  • Occasional field trips and/or special guests
  • Cozy reading nooks
  • Make friends!

Sample Schedule:

9:30-10:00: Welcome and Play (books, imaginary play, legos, play dough, blocks etc…)
10:00-10:15: Circle Time
10:15-10:45 Story time/Guided Theme-based Activity
10:45-11:00: Playtime, cleanup and good bye!
For parents and caregivers: The Village is as much your space as the children’s! We encourage you to engage with the kids as much as possible, and this is also your time to connect with other caregivers, so chatting among adults is encouraged!  We will also have resources in the target language for adults at your disposal: magazines, books, dictionaries, etc.

Please note we do not offer snack, however you are free to bring your own nut-free snack and consume during the session.

CHILDREN 3.5 YEARS AND YOUNGER MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN AUTHORIZED ADULT. CHILDREN WHO ARE  3 1/2 YEARS OLD AND POTTY-TRAINED MAY BE DROPPED OFF for an additional fee of $110 which must be pre-paid for entire trimester.  Field trip days do not apply.

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS:

AGES 0-2: NONE

CHILDREN AGES 3+ : SHOULD HAVE HAD SOME EXPOSURE TO THE  LANGUAGE AND/OR BE COMFORTABLE IN AN IMMERSION ENVIRONMENT.

PARENTS:  MOST OF OUR MEMBERS ARE EITHER ALREADY SPEAKERS OF THE LANGUAGE, HOWEVER THERE IS NO LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT AS LONG AS YOU ARE HIGHLY MOTIVATED TO LEARN WITH YOUR CHILD IN A 100% IMMERSION ENVIRONMENT!

FRENCH village

2017 SPRING / SUMMER Session Times & Dates (MAY -AUGUST 2017)   

No sessions on the following dates:   Tuesday: May 30, July 4;  Thursday: June 1, July 6; Friday:  May 26, June 30; Saturday: May 27,  July 1;   May 13, June 17; Sunday: May 14, June 18. View full calendar here.

Regular Sessions:

Tuesdays:  9:30am-11:00am (Ages 3 months-3 yrs)

Saturdays 2:30pm-4:00pm (Ages 3 -5 years)

Sundays 10:30-12pm (Ages 3 months-3 yrs)

Open Play / Field Trip Sessions:

For additional language practice, we offer a more informal, mixed age (ages 3 months-5 yrs) OPEN PLAY / FIELD TRIP day. We alternate gatherings at our village center and simple field trips. These gatherings are led by an experienced native speaking coordinator. Parents must accompany children to open play sessions.

Thursdays:  9:30am-11:00am Open Play/Field Trip

MEMBERSHIP FEES – FRENCH VILLAGE

Regular Sessions: $450 per child

Open Play Sessions: $300 per child for trimester

Non-refundable registration fee per trimester: $35

CHILDREN WHO ARE  3 1/2 YEARS OLD AND POTTY-TRAINED MAY BE DROPPED OFF for an additional fee of $115 which must be pre-paid for entire trimester. Not available for open play sessions.

REGISTER HERE

SPANISH village

6-WEEK SESSION (MAY 19 – JUNE 23)  

Regular Sessions:

Fridays: 9:30am-11:00am

MEMBERSHIP FEES – SPANISH VILLAGE

Regular Sessions: $180 per child

Non-refundable registration fee: $25

DISCOUNTS

15% discount for babies under 6 months

15% discount for siblings.

10% discounts  for multiple sessions.

Discounts are applied after purchase.

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registration & payment 

Register now! Have questions? Send an email to bilingualvillages@gmail.com and we will send you an invoice and registration forms to complete.

Acceptable forms of payment include cash (in person registration only), personal checks (in person registration only), and Visa, Mastercard, or American Express. Please make checks payable to Bonjour Mama. Please note: there will be a $30 fee for returned checks. When payment is completed, you will receive a confirmation.

There is a non-refundable registration fee of $35.

FRENCH VILLAGE ONLY:

Payments may be made in two installments. Payments made in full prior to the first session of the trimester receive a 5% discount (applied after purchase).

New members may enroll at any time, space permitting. If enrollment is after first date of quarter the membership dues will be pro-rated based on number of remaining sessions. Please contact us with any questions at bilingualvillages@gmail.com.

makeup policy

FRENCH VILLAGE ONLY: Up to 3 missed sessions may be made up on a different regular session day within the same trimester, space permitting.  Advance notice is required for make-ups.

CANCELLATION POLICY

Membership may be cancelled at anytime with at least 1 week’s prior notice for a full refund, less the non-refundable registration fee of $35.

additional information

Bilingual Villages generally follows Montgomery County Community Use and Closing alerts.  We will also post emergency updates to our Facebook page whenever possible.