Nǐ hǎo! Bonjour! Konnichiwa! Hola! We are living in a globalized era where relationships between countries continue to improve and communication between people in different countries is simpler than ever with video calls. The ability to speak a foreign language or two will give your child a head start towards their future. Learning a foreign language is not only good for their ability to communicate with other people in different countries, but it also boosts their confidence, develops their brainpower, and also helps their minds to be more agile. Which language are you interested in? Little Steps has done the legwork and compiled the top foreign language courses Jakarta has to offer.
Does your child show interest in learning the language of the land of croissants and lavender? Commonly known as IFI, the Indonesian French Institute or Institut Francais D'Indonesie may just be the best place to learn French in Jakarta. They have classes for primary school-age kids, teens, as well as adults. With professional, experienced, and certified instructors, IFI provides the highest quality French learning experience for its students. It's worth noting that IFI is the only institution in Indonesia that is authorized to host internationally recognized French language certification exams. Classes are available online and in person. Is it going to be useful and fun? Mais oui!
Institut Francais, Jalan M.H. Thamrin No. 20 Jakarta Pusat, 10350, +622123557900, www.ifi-id.com
With Japanese manga and anime gaining more and more fans around the world, many children and teens became interested in learning this language of the land of the rising sun. There are many Japanese language schools available in Jakarta, but Nikoniko Nihongo has special classes tailored for children ages 7-14. If your teen is older, then he/she can join the adult classes. The class fee is very reasonable for classes taught by local teachers who are Japanese returnees. Don't wait any longer, get your kids started on konnichiwa and sayonara today!
Nikoniko Nihongo, Instagram
Did you know what the most spoken languages in the world are? A quick search will tell you that English comes first and is closely followed by Mandarin. The ability to speak one or both of these languages will enable your child to communicate with most people in the world. This gives them an advantage in the future. The SIB School of Language offers several language classes: English, Mandarin, and Indonesian. Classes can be either private or group, online or in-person, and they take students from grade 1 level and up. Be sure to check out their Instagram account for the latest offers.
SIB School, www.sibschool.com
Italy is not just about pizza and pasta but is also famous for its fashion, art, science, and culture. Think Versace, Ferragamo, and Armani for fashion, Marconi and Montessori for science, and surely you've heard of Michelangelo and Da Vinci. If your teen shows interest in pursuing higher education in Italy or considering the possibility to start a career there, then Istituto Italiano di Cultura can help them! Italian language courses are offered at the center and they are currently offering online courses making it very convenient to start.
Istituto Italiano di Cultura, JL. Hos Cokroaminoto, 117, Menteng, Jakarta, +62213927531/32, iicjakarta.esteri.it/iic_jakarta/id
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