Language School for Kids
IWU Language School for Kids: Learn by Doing
Due to the unprecendented Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic,
all IWU Language School for Kids sessions will be online.
Stay safe and healthy!
The IWU Language School for Kids was made possible by a 2014 IWU Donnocker Program
Innovation Grant. We offer quality second language programs in French and Spanish
that serves children PreK to 5th grade from the Bloomington-Normal community and surrounding
areas. The IWU Language School for Kids (LSK) fulfills one of IWU’s mission statements
to provide unique opportunities for our students. It also creates on-campus teaching
opportunities for IWU teacher pre-candidates and academic internships in the languages;
promotes community engagement, and, provides teaching experience to enhance competitiveness
for post-graduate fellowships. Read more about our Saturday Language School.
Our mission is to raise global citizens who are competitive on the job market through demonstrated
second language proficiency and with an appreciation for diversity and different cultures.*
Our goals are to*:
create awareness among schools and parents about the importance of early language
acquisition and appreciation of other cultures;
introduce children to language learning and encourage at least minimal language proficiency;
promote cross-cultural awareness and sensitivity;
offer alternative learning and teaching opportunities;
provide a training venue for pre- and in-service teachers and those who seek practical
applications for their futures in foreign language teaching; and
offer alternative ways to use language for community volunteers.
IWU Language School for Kids
Illinois Wesleyan University
Language Resource Center
Buck Memorial Library 107
1111 N. East St
Bloomington, IL 61701