Language Learning Tools for Kids
Lango has developed a unique set of materials and learning aides to help kids learn while having fun.
Kids in Lango classes love learning as they sing and dance along with our music. We've developed our own music that is also aligned closely with our lessons, so not only do kids read about and mimic Cosmo's adventures in class, but they sing about them at home as well! Uniquely, Lango's music appeals to young and old children, and adults as well, proving highly accessible to learners of all levels while also conveying a cultural sensibility. We trust you'll love it as much as our students do! Lango Spanish and Mandarin classes include Lango-developed music, while French classes employ traditional and contemporary children's music.
With dynamic, experienced and fluent teachers, kids follow the adventures of the "Lango Kids", our multicultural cast of characters and Cosmo the Lango bulldog. The children then learn through their own "adventures", music, games, art projects, and group activities.
Every new family receives a storybook upon enrolling in our Spanish, French or Mandarin classes. Lango's storybooks are the Adventures of Cosmo, a seasonal series of four books chronicling the activities of Cosmo and his friends, the Lango Kids. Each chapter centers conveys a specific set of vocabulary and grammatical topics; in class, our students learn those terms and topics by taking part in similar activities – "adventures" – as Cosmo. Kids of various ages love our colorful, playful storybooks, which provide a simple way to access a new language. Because the context and structure in which Chinese is used is very different from Spanish and French, we have found that storybooks are not typically helpful as at-home tools for our Mandarin students.
Supporting all of this are our memory/flashcards. Using the same kid-friendly illustrations as in our storybooks, we put these cards to use in a variety of ways in class, and then provide ideas for their use at home. Parents tell us that they find them to be a great tool for reinforcing instruction, and kids enjoy using them, as they feel comfortable seeing the same familiar images that they see elsewhere at Lango.