Resources

PLS is striving to meet the language needs of Piedmont families, but scheduling and learning needs vary.  Our focus is to bring language to as many kids K-12 as possible.  Here are some resources may supplement or provide alternatives to PLS.

Keep checking back as we add more resources and ideas…

Local programs:

Classes + camps in Spanish (and current PLS partner): Viva El Espanol

Classes + camps in Spanish, French and Mandarin:  Lango Kids

Classes + camps in Mandarin:  New Sprouts Chinese School

Classes mostly geared toward heritage speakers:  East Bay Chinese School

Spanish-English immersion K-8:  Escuela Bilingue Internacional

Mandarin-English Immersion K-8:  Shu Ren International School

Mandarin-English Immersion:  Yu Ming Charter School

French-English Immersion:  Ecole Bilingue de Berkeley

French classes for kids/teens:  http://french.berkeleylanguageschool.com

Online/home resources:

Online, interactive, audio-visual kids books in French, Spanish, Chinese and Russian:  Tumblebooks @ Oakland Public Library

For TV options (how do you think so many people around the world learn American English – TV!):  Add an “international” or Latino package to your Comcast or Uverse to view programming in Spanish, Chinese and more.  Or check out V-Me a new national network for Spanish programming.