What is Lango?

Lango was established on the belief that every child should learn a second language.  We set out to create a program that would teach kids new languages in a way that they would love. Since 2006, Lango has taught thousands of children ages 1-8 new languages in full immersion classes and camps through culturally based music, art, games, stories and movement.

Our play-based, themed curriculum uses many proven techniques for teaching a foreign language. Methods include Total Physical Response, Multiple Intelligences Theory and the Rassais Method. This means that in each class your child will have many ways to learn the language. They may absorb it through hearing a story, singing a song, playing a game, responding to prompts, or doing an art activity.  We work to speak as much of the target language as possible in class, without frustrating the children. Our classes are fun, upbeat, and positive.  Sessions run year-round with a new adventure every quarter.  

Lango Kids Metro Detroit is member of the Lango Language Cooperative. The Lango Language Cooperative is made up of individual business owners across the country providing unique language learning opportunities for kids. Our members provide classes for kids in schools, after school programs, day cares, community centers, their own schools and studios.

At Lango your child will:

  • Learn a foreign language
  • Make developmental strides
  • Gain an appreciation for other cultures
  • Make new friends in the classroom

Does it work?

Definitely! In fact, studies have consistently shown that the best time to begin learning a second language is when a child is learning his/her first. From birth through about age 8, a “learning window” is open that allows kids to learn a language naturally and easily. The younger the learner, the more likely he/she is to acquire the language with an authentic accent and to retain vocabulary and grammatical patterns over time. Children who learn a language at an early age are more likely to:

  • Develop native pronunciation
  • Express themselves creatively in both their first and second language
  • Perform strongly in school and on standardized tests
  • Understand other cultures and abstract ways of thinking
  • Become bilingual or multilingual, offering global career opportunities down the line

How much will my child learn?

Of course, the rate at which a child learns a new language depends on the amount of exposure he/she has to native speakers. With native speaking teachers leading Lango classes, your child will begin to understand words, then phrases, then sentences. He/She will also begin to answer simple questions, speak in short phrases and then engage in simple conversation. We recommend attending at least two classes a week for optimal language retention.