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Spanish + STEAM Program FAQs

When do the programs begin? 

Our February program begins on 2/1/2021. There are limited spots still available for February. Sign up today! 

Which plan is right for me? 

Our Silver plan is great for families who are looking for curricula to add more depth to their study of Spanish at home.

Our Gold plan is our most popular and will be the ideal choice for most families. This plan offers comprehensive and convenient language exposure and support. 

Our Platinum plan is a great fit for families who want maximum exposure and language immersion and who have the time and flexibility in their schedules for the group classes. 

Is this just a basic Spanish class?

Lelu is so much more than your standard Spanish curricula/class—it’s a full Spanish program. Our activity box immerses you in a fun STEAM theme in Spanish for the entire month. In the box, you’ll receive all you need to do 4 core Spanish + STEAM activities related to that theme and a calendar with daily activities that extend the learning from the 4 core activities. Each core activity is accompanied with instruction videos!

If enrolled in our Gold and Platinum programs, in addition to all of the above, every week your kids will have a Zoom class with their tutor 1-1. This special time provides your kids individualized attention and support. For families in our Platinum program, every week also includes a community class where kids share with each other all they’ve done and learned that week!

Regardless of your plan type, Lelu is an amazing program with many touch points that make Spanish so fun for your family!

What group class and tutoring times are available?

For 1-1 tutoring, we will have weekend and weekday availability (including afternoons, mornings, etc.). For the group classes, we poll families to arrive at the most convenient time and will group families accordingly to stated availability and preferences. 

When do I schedule my child's 1-1s? 

Registration for January 2021 are open now, but we know that with COVID-19 there is a lot of volatility in family schedules. For this reason, you can register now with a general scheduling preference and we will confirm actual schedules with you in late December. 

What ages is this for?

Our programming will be best suited for kids aged 3-11. We tailor the contents and tutoring to age and language level. 

How does it work?

Our Spanish + STEAM program is made up of 3 components that students will interact with weekly each month:

  1. All Plans: Spanish + STEAM activity kit (with at least 75 mins worth of activities for each week, with many activities accompanied with online video instructions at the appropriate Spanish level)
  2. Gold and Platinum plans: 1-1 Spanish tutoring for 30 mins each week via Zoom 
  3. Platinum Plans: 30 min weekly community meeting in Spanish with peers  via Zoom 
That adds up to at least 135 minutes of Spanish per week or 9 hours of Spanish per month for our Platinum plans! Our programs are set up intentionally as research shows us that to acquire a language you need to 1) find a use for it in your life (starts with the kits), 2) use it with someone (the tutor and with peers) and 3) you need to enjoy it (all of the above)! Bilingualism is a gift for life, and we are passionate about helping you kids start or enrich their bilingualism journey in the best ways!  

 

Who are the tutors? 

Our tutors are awesome, fun, passionate educators who love Spanish! With years of teaching experience, they provide personalized attention to your child during each tutoring session. The tutor will follow your child's lead to extend the learnings from the box and ask your child to tell them what they did and how they liked it, etc. to keep them using their Spanish!

Do my kids each need a box or can my kids share a box and do tutoring together?

You know this answer better than we do! Our boxes are certainly designed to drive family engagement with the language so, with parent help, most of the activities will have various access points for kids at different levels or ages. That said, if there is a big age difference between your children, or if they tend to prefer doing things independently, we recommend signing them up separately. 

Does the enrichment program have a theme?

Yes! Each month will be organized around a fun and engaging Spanish + STEAM theme based on your child's age and language level. Examples of themes include:

  • Los Colores
  • Sembrar y Cultivar
  • Explorando El Oceáno
  • Explorando la Energía

What's in the Spanish + STEAM activity boxes?

You can expect 4 core activities in each box with 1-3 lessons/units per activity. All activities will be in the STEAM family and tailored for age and Spanish level. Additionally, you will receive a calendar with daily practice prompts that extend the learnings in each of the core activities. Here are some examples:

  • (E, M) Build a Catapult, launch Pom-Poms, then measure how far they flew!
  • (E, S) Craft a Ramp/Roller-coaster with the Lelu Box and Discover Potential and Kinetic Energy
  • (S, A) Plant Cilantro Kit 
  • (A, S) What's a Hypothesis/¿Qué es una hipótesis? poem to memorize
  • (E, S) Build 4 ecosystems by repurposing the Lelu Box
  • (E, S, T) Make your own at-home battery with coins! 
  • (S, M) Observation calendar and journal: Find Heat, Sound or Light Energy in your daily life!

How do the community classes work?

Each week we'll have a community-wide meeting to sing, play, share the projects we've been working on and engage with each other! Along with the box and tutoring, this community session is critical for your child to see the big-picture about how languages connect us! We’ll ask students to share their work (what did you build this week?) during the community meeting so the meeting is a perfect recurring motivation for kiddos to practice their Spanish skills every week!

How do I share details about my child's language level with you?

When you register for our program, we ask you to share about your child's language exposure/experience in the checkout process so we can send them an age- and level-appropriate box and match him or her to the ideal tutor!

My kid is fluent in Spanish. Is this for him/her?

Absolutely! There is always more to learn when it comes to languages, so we adjust our programming for kids at all levels. No matter their starting point, we're confident your child will learn A LOT with Lelu!

Can a school pod share the box and tutoring?

No. We only allow immediate family members to share a registration. If you are in a pod, each family in the pod must register independently. 

When does my subscription renew?

Our 2020 pre-order process for our 2021 programs will bill the date of sign up, but moving forward the 10th of every month is the bill and cut-off date for enrollment. In other words, starting in 2021, families are billed on the 10th of the month for their enrollment. For example, if you sign up for a monthly program, on 2/08/21, you will be billed on 2/10/21 and receive your first box in March. If you sign up for a monthly program on 2/18/21, you will be billed on 3/10/21 and receive your first box in April. Quarterly and Annual programs also bill on the 10th of the month, but in their respective frequencies.

What is your cancellation policy?

You may cancel your Monthly subscription at any time by emailing info@lelu-usa.com. For Quarterly and Annual subscribers, you may cancel forward at anytime by emailing info@lelu-usa.com to avoid any further charges, but the amount paid upfront for your current period cannot be refunded. 

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Find the perfect program for your family here.

Have more questions? Get in touch at info@lelu-usa.com.