Escuela d’été, Anyone?

Summer school isn’t just for underachievers. Students looking to get a leg-up on learning a foreign language can beat the heat and hit the books at Town Square beginning June 21 during Camp Lango.

The day camp, for aspiring speakers of Spanish and French between the ages of 4 and 12, was developed in 2006 by a group of San Francisco parents who were frustrated with the lack of options for second-language schooling in the Bay Area. This is the first time Camp Lango has come to Las Vegas.

Each weeklong session introduces day campers to a second language and its culture through simulated immersion, with minimal English spoken. Programs run 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday to Friday, with extended hours available. Classes are $250 and limited to 20 students per week, so register early to secure your child’s spot, and take advantage of the early registration discount ($229/week) through June 4.

The camp kicks off four consecutive weeks of Spanish language and culture classes June 21-30 with its circus-themed El Circo program, while subsequent weeks include El Mar (Mar de Cortez) and La Ciudad (Mexico City). Meanwhile, students hoping to hone their French language skills are offered two weeks of instruction: July 5-9 (Paris) and July 26-30 (Versailles). 526-4658,



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