Community School of Languages
Say Hola, Bonjour, Ni Hao, Jambo, Privet, Guten Tag, Namaste and Hallo to Corbett Prep's new Community School of Languages!
The Community School of Languages (CSL) offers a variety of classes for children and adults in the Tampa Bay area community to expand their understanding of and appreciation for other cultures. In today’s interconnected and interdependent world, proficiency in other languages is a crucial skill that allows us to engage with the world in a more meaningful and immediate way while better preparing us to compete and succeed in the global economy. Research shows that people who speak more than one language have improved memory, enhanced concentration and better listening, problem-solving and critical-thinking skills.
This year we are offering instruction on Zoom as well as in person at Corbett Prep. We understand that the face-to-face interactions our students and teachers enjoy each day are better in person than on a computer screen. But our remote learning environment provides opportunities for that teachers and students to continue to be highly engaged while feeling safe and secure.
Classes include Chinese, French, Spanish and American Sign Language for children and, for adults, conversational Spanish and an exploration of life and society in ancient Rome as well as ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages). Some language classes are also available as private sessions.
Browse our May 2021 brochure for details of our CSL sessions.
Questions? Contact program directors Alejandra Izquierdo and Valeria Wolters for additional information.
Like the Community School of the Arts and Community School for Sports, the Community School of Languages will be available to anyone in the area regardless of where they attend school.
Current Corbett Prep parents sign up through the Parent Portal. Families from outside of Corbett Prep will need to create an account before enrolling.
CSL classes are offered both in-person and online via Zoom. For our on-campus learners, we will follow Corbett Prep safety protocols.
- Temperature checks before attending a CSL class.
- Small class sizes to space out students and maintain physical distancing.
- Masks worn during all instruction.
- Hand washing before and after all classes.
Dismissal and drop-off will take place in the Middle School office or elementary office, depending on the class.