The mission of the Language and Art Academy is to prepare kindergarten through College level students to excel academically in different languages and arts, and to become bilingual and multicultural competent leaders.
We offer a very dynamic Spanish program for homeschool students and an after-school enrichment program, oriented to Elementary, Middle school & High School aged students.
The classes are offered once a week for 1 hour. Each semester includes 12 weeks of classes and a final multicultural project. We will cover 3 modules per year. These dynamic classes include games, songs, conversation, writing skills, and multi-sensory activities.
We also offer a program oriented to High School students: “Teen Spanish Club”, where we combine writing and conversational skills in a multimedia and fun environment.
For those who need basic Spanish for business or personal tutoring for their Spanish classes at College or for Mission or Business short terms trips , we offer group or individual classes based on their personal needs.
Art, Dance & Music School: Coming Soon!
Our staff includes Certified Teachers and native Spanish speakers.
Teachers are native Spanish speakers.
Teachers holds a Bachelor’s degree at a minimum.
Teachers have background checks performed and must be CPR certified every two years.
CLAUDIA PATRICIA ANGELICA
Mrs. Angelica was born in Buenos Aires,
Argentina. She's been living in the
United States for the last 17 years. Mrs.
Angelica has more than 7 years of
experience in the field of education and
in the non-profit organization field. She
holds a Bachelor's Degree with a Major in Spanish Language and a Minor in Business Administration, form the University of North Florida. She is also a Florida Certified Spanish Teacher.
She has worked at Florida State College at Jacksonville as a Spanish Tutor at the Language Lab. She has taught in different schools and institutes with adults as well as with children of any ages.
She has visited several Spanish speaking countries including Spain, Colombia, Uruguay, Chile, Paraguay, just to name a few.
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Benefits of Bilingualism
Why Bilinguals Are Smarter
SPEAKING two languages rather than just one has obvious practical benefits in an increasingly globalized world. But in recent years, scientists have begun to show that the advantages of bilingualism are even more fundamental than being able to converse with a wider range of people. Being bilingual, it turns out, makes you smarter. It can have a profound effect on your brain, improving cognitive skills not related to language and even shielding against dementia in old age.
6 Potential Brain Benefits Of Bilingual Education
About 10 percent of students in the Portland, Ore., public schools are assigned by lottery to dual-language classrooms that offer instruction in Spanish, Japanese or Mandarin, alongside English.
Jennifer Steele at American University conducted a four-year, randomized trial and found that these dual-language students outperformed their peers in English-reading skills by a full school year's worth of learning by the end of middle school.