Knowing a second language never hurts, especially in a world more connected than ever before.
Now, young kids in the area can learn another language, or at least build a strong foundation: James City County Parks & Recreation is offering a virtual Spanish class for kids ages 7-12.
“We’ve offered Spanish classes in the past, but interest dropped off, so they were discontinued. We decided to reoffer it virtually as a supplement to children’s online learning,” Joy Johnson, program coordinator for special events and special interest, wrote in an email.
The virtual class runs on Fridays, starting Oct. 16 through Dec. 11, with no class on Nov. 27. Each class is from noon-12:45 p.m. through a virtual meeting format.
“In the class, children ages 7-12, will learn basic conversational phrases, numbers, colors and more,” Johnson said.
The course is taught by Paula Guerra, who has been an instructor for James City County Parks & Recreation since 2016. She is also an ESL (English as a Second Language) elementary school teacher.
Guerra has taught classes to both adults and kids in subjects such as genealogy, Spanish, and sewing.
The best part about this course? It’s free.
Parents should register their children by Oct. 14. Those interested can sign up by calling 757-259-4200 or visiting the parks & recreation webpage.
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