French language sessions for you and your little one!
LILA Mini Club will help you jump-start bilingualism for your 6-month – 3-year-old.
In-person LILA Mini Club classes are back in Los Feliz, Pasadena and Tarzana!
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Schedule & Locations
Los Feliz Early Learning Center
2714 St George Street
Los Angeles, CA 90027
> Tuesdays | 9:00-10:00am
> Tuesdays | 10:00-11:00am
30 N Marion Ave
Pasadena, CA 91106
> Wednesdays | 9:00-10:00am
West Valley Campus
5933 Lindley Avenue
Tarzana, CA 91356
> Thursdays | 9:00-10:00am
LILA Mini Club
Today, 66% of the world’s children are raised to speak two languages. Scientific research has shown that in addition to the global exposure an added language gives, bilingual children are better at focusing, multitasking, have increased mental flexibility and creativity, possess stronger logic skills, and perform better academically than their monolingual peers. Scientists believe that the optimal time for children to learn a second language is from birth to 3 years.
Renowned psycholinguist Frank Smith said, “One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way.”
Since January 2015, parents and guardians of babies and toddlers have had the opportunity to begin opening those proverbial doors for their children. The International School of Los Angeles offers a bilingual French and English program for babies and toddlers between the ages of 6 months and 3 years old at our Los Feliz Early Learning Center and Pasadena and West Valley campuses.
The LILA Mini Club program teaches French to parents and children in a warm, loving, and supportive environment. Music and playtime activities help children in their language acquisition while parents, some of them learning alongside their children, are able to participate in discussions on their children’s development.
LILA Mini Club sessions are held separately from regular classes on campus.
LILA Mini Club Instructor
Marie, a native of Maisons-Laffitte, a suburb north of Paris, moved to Los Angeles in 2022. She studied art and fashion design at school and believes that creative expression is an effective and exciting way for children to learn a new language at a young age. Marie is passionate about working with children, having received her B.A.F.A (childcare aptitude certificate) in France and enjoys helping them develop their listening and observation skills. She is excited to work with the LILA community and help to foster bilingualism in our LILA Mini Club members.
Email Marie, LILA Mini Club Instructor
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to speak/understand French to attend your classes? What about my child(ren)?
No, you do not need to speak French; LILA Mini Club is a first approach to another language and culture for both you and your child.
Can I bring my newborn along to a class with my older child?
Yes, one parent can come to class with both children. We also welcome any nannies, friends or family to help.
I have twins. Can I come alone to class with both of them?
Yes, but we suggest bringing someone along to help so that you and your children may fully benefit from the class.
I have no children enrolled at the International School of Los Angeles. Can I still take the LILA Mini Club classes?
Yes, we welcome all families to our LILA Mini Club program.
Can my nanny come instead of me?
Yes, we welcome any nannies, friends and family members to bring your child to LILA Mini Club class if you have no other choice. We want your child to benefit from socializing with other children.
My child is sick. Can I still come with him/her to class?
We want your child to feel comfortable in class. Please do not bring your child if he/she is not feeling his/her best.
How often are your toys/material cleaned?
We sanitize all toys and materials after each class.
Why are there some weeks when there is no class?
We follow the School’s academic calendar and therefore we will not have class on the weeks when there is no school.
If I purchase the 10 class combo, do I have to use the ten classes in a row?
No, you do not need to attend 10 classes in a row. However, all classes must be used before the end of the semester.