425-420-2854

info@fl4y.org

PO Box 1673

Edmonds, WA 98020

7:00 - 5:00

Monday - Friday

123 456 789

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Goldsmith Hall

New York, NY 90210

07:30 - 19:00

Monday to Friday

425-420-2854

info@fl4y.org

PO Box 1673

Edmonds, WA 98020

7:00 - 5:00

Monday - Friday

123 456 789

info@example.com

Goldsmith Hall

New York, NY 90210

07:30 - 19:00

Monday to Friday

Our Curriculum

What levels are available?

Languages: Levels Available

  • Spanish: Levels K-5
  • French: Levels 1-3
  • Mandarin Chinese: Levels 1-2
  • Japanese: Level 1
  • Arabic: Level 1

Levels of Curriculum: Main Focus

  • Level 1: Vocabulary Building
  • Level 2: Sentence Building
  • Level 3: Verb Conjugation
  • Level 4: Irregular Verbs and Writing
  • Level 5: Extended Writing and Past Tense

Most returning students are able to advance to the next level each year. We have seen many FLY students take our classes for five years in a row and over 15,000 students have learned the beginnings of multiple languages through our program.

Please note: Any student who is in Kindergarten – 2nd grade will be placed as a Level 1, even if they have previously taken a FLY class. While many students advance to a Level 2 after one year of FLY instruction, at this age it will be determined by the teacher once they have demonstrated that they can move on to Level 2. Level 2 students are expected to read on their own and have the ability to work independently. FLY will provide appropriate materials to a student once they are ready to advance.

How does FLY address differing age groups?

FLY’s small class size and multi-level curriculum allows students the chance to learn in a multi-age, multi-level environment. Our curriculum levels are designed so that students in different levels are addressing similar topics while practicing different skills during each lesson. This allows FLY teachers to give personalized attention to each student’s progress while also allowing the whole group to engage in activities like songs and games, which are relevant to every student. For example, while first level students are learning vocabulary and simple dialogues, students in more advanced levels work independently on conjugating verbs and writing sentences.

What is Total Physical Response (TPR)?

Our classes use a method of teaching called, Total Physical Response or “TPR”. TPR is based on the coordination of language and physical movement. Using TPR, our teachers give commands to students in the target language, and students respond with whole-body actions. This method is proven to aid in learning a second language as it replicates the way students learn as infants.

What can I expect from the CDs that are offered?

FLY offers an optional audio CD* (2 discs) to go along with our first level Spanish, French and Mandarin books, as well as, our second level Spanish. Each vocabulary word, dialogue and Total Physical Response is repeated three times in the target language. CDs are $20 and include shipping and handling. Purchase a FLY CD here.

*CDs are not included in tuition and can only be purchased by registered families in the target language the FLY student is currently enrolled in. FLY does not refund the cost of CDs once delivered, due to the nature of this product.

I ordered a CD, when will it arrive?

CDs purchased between July 1st – September 30th, are shipped out directly to the purchaser the week of October 15th, when class sessions begin. Any CDs purchased between October 15th – June 30th are shipped within 5 business days of purchase and mailed directly to purchaser. FLY does not refund the cost of CDs once delivered, due to the nature of this product.

We’re going on vacation. How do I find out what my student will miss?

If your student will be absent from a FLY class, please contact the FLY teacher or the FLY office directly to avoid your student having an unexcused absence. Schools do not relay student absence information to us. When possible, let us know several days in advance or call us (425-420-2854) immediately if the absence will be in less than 24-hours. You and your student are encouraged to speak with the FLY teacher about the planned absence and find out what lesson to study ahead of time.

How can I help my FLY student succeed?

FLY classes expose early learners to the basics of a new language. True fluency takes years of study and immersion in a language. Repetition, exposure, and interest are key components of language learning. To continue your student’s language development at home, we recommend having your student repeat vocabulary and dialogue aloud from a lesson they have studied in class. Using the “sounds like” section in your student’s FLY book and sounding out the vocabulary words with your student outside of class will help reinforce repetition. Each lesson has about ten vocabulary words, a question-response dialogue, and several action words (TPR); you can try incorporating these words into your student’s daily life. As students are exposed to a new language, their ability to recognize and understand that language becomes stronger. You could also help expose your student to their new language by: finding picture books at the library, going to a local cultural event, visiting restaurants, or purchasing a FLY CD or FLY Young Author book. Keep your student interested in language learning by continuing to encourage them to try out their language in different situations or have them keep a log of new words and phrases.

What is the FLY Young Authors Program?

The FLY Young Authors Program is designed to help diligent students demonstrate their progress to the world while simultaneously earning money for their post K-12 education. This provides a wonderful opportunity for advanced FLY students to be published authors at a young age.

Find out more about our FLY Young Authors Program.