Summer TWI/DLI Enrichment Series

Summer 2018 Spanish Enrichment events have ended. Please join our Mailing List for updates on future events. 

You want your child to keep using Spanish over the summer, they just want to have fun. You’re in the right place!  Maestra Marti does both with this Spanish Enrichment Series… immersion opportunities especially designed for kids who have been in Two-Way Immersion or Dual-Language Immersion Spanish/English elementary schools or those students who work with her in after-school programs throughout the school year. These events will help them keep their bilingual skills active over the summer in fun and interesting ways. Join us for immersion camps, an art museum tour in Spanish, kids Zumba(r) dance class, Mexican restaurant outing, and playground playdates.


Thursday, July 19. 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. 

Taquería Guadalajara
1033 S. Park Street, Madison, WI

This favorite family outing is popular each summer. Join us for a meal at Taquería Guadalajara, one of Madison’s best Mexican restaurants, and we’ll prepare your child to do the ordering for you! We go a little early to beat the crowds which allows this warm and welcoming staff to interact with the children. Before the meal each family will receive a special reference guide with key dining out vocabulary to help your children talk with the waiters and place orders in Spanish for themselves and you . At the event, each child will also receive crayons and a special placemat full of Spanish word games. 

Families provide your own transportation and plan to stay with your child. Siblings welcome at a discounted rate, and parents join us  FREE! (Cost of meals not included in price.)   $8


¡JUGAR Y HABLAR! (Play and Talk!) Playground Playdates,  $8

Glacier Edge Elementary School
800 Kimball Lane, Verona, WI 53593

Monday, July 2, 6:00 – 7:00 pm 
Friday, July 27, 10:00 – 11:00 am   Enroll Now!

Join us for some fun, active games in Spanish!

Join Maestra Marti and other Spanish-speaking friends at a school playground to play and speak in Spanish to keep your language skills  sharp in these get-togethers! Marti will facilitate games for an hour to get everyone playing, talking and laughing all while using their Spanish.

We will meet at the Glacier Edge Elementary School  playground. In the event of inclement weather, we will meet in the school commons. A great way to practice Spanish while having sun! $8. 

Parents can drop off or stay. Siblings welcome at a discounted rate!


EVENT CANCELED: Saturday, July 28, 1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Madison Museum of Contemporary Art
227 State Street, Madison, WI

This tour is incredible. The gentle, engaging Spanish-speaking docent will get kids talking in Spanish about the art they are experiencing.

Join us for a special afternoon at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art in the heart of downtown Madison as an amazing kid-friendly Spanish-speaking docent gives us a private guided tour of this gem of a museum.

Kids get to make their own artwork at the end of the tour. Parents provide own transportation (carpooling encouraged) and plan to stay with your child. 

Fun for your whole family. Siblings welcome at a discounted rate, and parents join us  FREE! Don’t miss this unique opportunity!  $8


Spanish Camps:

June 25-28, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Ages 6-10.   FULL

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
5701 Raymond Road, Madison, WI.

Kids get 12 hours of Spanish immersion in the afternoon camps, making new friends, trying new foods, making crafts, and playing lots of Spanish games.

Each day we will learn about a different Spanish-speaking country, and create art representative of that culture.

This afternoon camp is taught 90% immersion-style, but we use lots of sign language and visual support to help those not quite fluent to have fun and gain confidence in their language skills. This summer the countries we will learn about include Bolivia, Spain, República Dominicana, and Panamá. We’ll learn games and dances from these countries, as well as their culture and landmarks. We’ll practice dining out manners with a snack common to each country. Kids will use vocabulary and phrases related to planes, trains and taxis, luggage, tickets, passports, and more.  Your child will be ready for your next trip! $155.


Spanish Camp:
ANIMALES del zoológico, adjetivos y actividades /
Zoo Animals, Adjectives & Activities
July 9 – 12, 1:00 – 4:00
Ages 6-10
.   FULL

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
5701 Raymond Road, Madison, WI. $155.

Kids gain confidence in their Spanish skills as they have fun.

Kids will learn about lots of different animals in this fun camp which has them also learning lots of adjectives to describe animals.

This camp is loaded with activities to keep the kids moving and exploring the language through games, art, conversation and food. Each day students make an animal art project representative of a different Spanish-speaking country.

Our last day, the kids will love taking a swing at an animal piñata stuffed with candy and prizes. $155

ZUMBA® Kids with Amelia Bedelia!
Thursday, June 21, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
All Ages

Glacier Edge Elementary School
800 Kimball Lane, Verona, WI 53593

Amelia’s infectious enthusiasm will get everyone moving to the beat of lively Latin music.

Back by popular demand! Kids will love learning Latin-style dances like salsa and merengue, combined with hip hop and reggaeton with high-energy Amelia “Bedelia” McConnell, Zumba instructor extraordinaire!  Miss Bedelia has been teaching Zumba® Fitness classes for over seven years, including six of those years with young children and teens with Zumba® Kids and Zumba Kids Jr. She is AFAA and Red Cross certified, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from UW-Platteville. She works at Country View Elementary and for the Verona Area Pre-K Program as a school secretary. You can find her adult classes at Platteville Middle school, at various Verona schools and at The Princeton Club Fitchburg. $8

Fun for your whole family. Siblings welcome at a discounted rate, and parents join us  FREE! 



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