Sunday, December 9, 2012

#7 ChiIL Mama's Holidaze 12 Days of #giveaways

Day 7--Win Multilingual Chicago Language Classes for adults & kids ($420.00 value).   One of ChiIL Mama's lucky readers will win 12 weeks of kids' language classes of your choice AND a one day boot camp for adults!

Give the gift of language!   Multilingual Chicago in Logan Square offers classes in over a dozen languages for all ages.   You're never too old to learn a new language, and a crash course, one day, adult bootcamp fits in to even the busiest of schedules.  Language classes are an excellent, clutter busting idea for the holidays that open a world of possibilities for your children and for you.   

Enter below for your chance to win

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Multilingual Chicago is a language school in the Logan Square/Avondale area of Chicago that offers group and private courses in Spanish, French, Italian, Mandarin Chinese, Korean, Arabic, Greek, German, Polish, Russian, Japanese, Portuguese, Hebrew and other languages. Our adult classes address culture at every step, and our kids' classes incorporate culture, music, movement and art. Let us be your passport to language and culture in chicago! Click here to get a glimpse inside, and contact us to tell us how we can better serve your needs!

*Disclosure:   Thanks to Multilingual Chicago for donating classes for our giveaway.  All opinions are our own.

Multilingual Kids

Our Multilingual Kids program provides infants through adolescents with language exposure and fun. It's never too early to start learning a second language, and the cognitive and social benefits of second language exposure are tremendous. To that end, we have a variety of classes at our center, or we can come to your home or school.
Our kids' programs have grown so much that we decided to launch a website dedicated exclusively to them! Click here to be taken to the new home of Multilingual Kids and learn about our history, classes, camps, school programs, tutoring and events, register for classes or request a free trial - or stick around and scroll down!

Classes at our Center

We offer weekday and weekend language classes for kids at our Logan Square/Avondale center, and our list of programs continues to expand based on requests from our families. With our open enrollment, you can register your child for the entire session, pay monthly or do drop-in. No need to wait until the beginning of the session - your child will enjoy and learn no matter what!
Center-based programs for 2012-2013 include Spanish, French, Mandarin Chinese, Korean and Polish (Hindi, Urdu, Arabic, Japanese, Russian, German and other language tutoring available!).

Multilingual Explorers (1-3 years)
This class introduces tots and caregivers to a new language through songs, games and age-appropriate activities. Your child will get accustomed to the sounds of the target language, recognize basic nouns and verbs, use polite words and start counting from 1-20. Beyond language, your tot will also develop crucial social skills, such as sharing, turn-taking, using polite manners and participating in group activities. Join us and explore the world on this family adventure!
Multilingual Voyagers (3-5 years)This independent class is designed to teach colors, numbers, body parts, emotions, shapes and other core vocabulary through games, art projects, songs and lots of laughter. Parents - during this time you are welcome to relax in our Language Cafe, help yourself to organic coffee or tea, use our wireless, read a magazine or chat with other parents. There are three options available:
  • 60 minutes: our standard class is a full-immersion program that ties its exploration of the language to culture, music and fun.
  • 90 minutes: for those looking for additional reinforcement, our 90 minute classes are conducted exclusively in the target language, and emphasize the importance of foreign-language learning and culture.
  • 3 hours: for those looking to immerse their child in an intensive program, our 3-hour immersion option is a great way to go, either once or twice a week.
Multilingual Adventurers (6-8 years)
Our classes for ages 6-8 introduce kids to language and culture in fun and engaging ways, focusing on phrases and full sentences, as well as learning dialogues and traditional stories. During class, students will engage in interactive writing and reading exercises. They will develop grammar skills through games and age appropriate activities. Students will also develop and enhance cultural awareness.
Multilingual Preteens (9-12 years)
Our preteen class introduces students to the building blocks of the target language. Students will work on developing vocabulary, grammar and conversation skills - as well as be exposed to culture - through a variety of interactive activities, including role-play, games, discussions, music, video and readings.

Spanish Story Time (1-5 years)Drop-in only - no advanced registration required! This program is designed for kids (birth through 5) and their parents/caregivers and will include story time in Spanish as well as open play - all facilitated by one of our Spanish for Kids instructors. Great for kids, great for adults! Price includes yummy organic snacks. No pre-registration - first-come, first-served basis, maximum 15 kids. Pay when you arrive! Class is for 30 minutes.
For schedules and to register, click here. For new classes, it typically only takes a group of four, so if there's a language, schedule or age group that you're interested in but don't see, let us know, and we'll do our best to accommodate! And as always, private tutoring is available for adults and kids of all ages, whether to help ensure success with Advanced Placement exams, to help kids keep up with their language classes, for international travel or for any interest/need.

Bilingual Boot Camp

Give us a day, and we'll get you talking! For those that want to learn the basics of a language but don't have a lot of time to do so, consider our 7-hour Bilingual Boot Camp: an intensive program (crash course) for beginners looking to learn practical vocabulary and expressions in advance of a trip, for work or to just get around your neighborhood.
 Multilingual Chicago offers a truly cool program called Bilingual Boot Camp. Everything, including, the instructors, the owner, the curriculum, the ambiance of the space, the yummy snacks and hipness of the neighborhood was perfect for us. The weekend curriculum covered common verbs, vocab and phrases. All very useful for a beginning or even a lower level intermediate spanish speaker. The teachers were great about showing us how to use what we were learning in real life, as we spent a portion of the weekend out in the neighborhood going to restaurants, street vendors and stores where spanish was spoken . Bottom line: A wonderfully enriching way to spend a weekend learning about Latin American culture and language, presented by people who are passionate about teaching.
We offer over a dozen languages, including Spanish, French, Italian, Mandarin Chinese, Korean, Arabic, Greek, German, Polish, Russian, Japanese, Portuguese. Open up new worlds with new language skills!

Cost for Boot Camp is just $150, and with our BOGO special, bring a friend for just an extra $75!Our BOGO special can also be used for just one person but for two separate languages on two separate dates. Questions? Call Jen (773.292.7676) or send her an email.


  1. I would love for my son to learn Spanish. My husband would benefit greatly from a Spanish bootcamp class for his job. I am keeping my fingers crossed!

  2. I would love to do a bootcamp class in Arabic. I'd send my son for some Portuguese lessons - his heritage language!