Non? Well, on May 1, more than a dozen very young kids were speaking French at Sponge’s May Day celebration.
Children under the age of 7 were invited for a free May Day class at the language center, including story time and a craft.
Many of the children and guardians attending the event were current students at Sponge, although some came to see what the center was all about.
Sponge is a language immersion center where kids ages 7 and younger — including newborns — can attend classes that teach a foreign language through activities, songs, stories, music and art.
The center offers French, Spanish, Mandarin and Japanese, all taught by native speakers.
Regular classes have a maximum of eight students per class; Sponge offers classes for both child and adult, or for just the child.
Classes for both student and parent are 55 minutes long. The 18-class session for children with caregivers is $499 for lessons once a week. Rates go up to $949 for lessons twice a week.
The 85 minute “Just Kids” classes for children 3-5 years old who are ready to come on their own are $620 for the 18-week session.
For more information about Sponge, check their Web site at www.spongeschool.com/.
Kyra Low can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 391-0363, ext. 5050.