Mandarin Chinese and Spanish After School Language Classes

HudsonWay Immersion School has been a pioneer in language immersion since 2005. Our AfterSchool language programs provide a fun and effective way for preschool (ages 3-5) and elementary children (grades K-5) to learn Mandarin or Spanish language skills. Please inquire if you'd like to request a free trial class.

  • Mandarin or Spanish
  • Preschool – Ages 3-5
  • Elementary – Grades K-5
  • Flexible Scheduling (1, 2 or 3 days a week)
  • Small class sizes allow for personalized attention and support
  • All language levels welcome
  • Native speaking, experienced teachers


Through immersion and project-based learning, HWIS Elementary After School classes create the most effective and enjoyable environment to develop language skills. Children build upon previous lessons and work cooperatively in projects that build confidence, planning and critical thinking skills. Projects form the basis of motivation for language learning. The projects are grounded in practical real life situations.

Our Goals

We help students develop language skills preparing them to be active global citizens. Our goals are in helping children function using the language for specific meaningful interactions and tasks. The framework for the gradual progression is taken from work developed by ACTFL, the American Council for Teaching of Foreign Languages, thus it is standardized and recognized by foreign language programs across the U.S. These statements guide our instruction and identify for students where they are in their progress. Here are our goals for various levels:


  • Listening: Ability to comprehend subject matter in addition to understanding words, phrases and simple sentences related to everyday life.
  • Speaking: Ability to present information about self and other familiar topics using words or memorized phrases.
  • Reading: Ability to recognize characters and some phrases. Understands the main idea of simple text.
  • Writing: Ability to print words, characters, phrases, lists, and short messages on familiar topics.


  • Listening: Ability to understand the main idea of simple conversations and stories.
  • Speaking: Ability to present information using a series of simple sentences, make a presentation using connected sentences. Participate in social interactions by asking and answering questions.
  • Reading: Ability to understand the main idea of simple text with familiar topics, Read stories and descriptions about events and experiences in various timeframes.
  • Writing: Ability to write briefly about familiar topics using simple sentences. Write simple paragraphs.


  • Listening: Ability to understand the main idea in a speech and understand information presented in a variety of genres.
  • Speaking: Ability to have conversations beyond that of everyday life. Discuss topics, events.
  • Reading: Ability to understand the main idea and supporting ideas of topics of some length.
  • Writing: Ability to write about topics of general interest, events and experiences in different time frames.

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