Pollitos Spanish Academy
Pollitos is a Spanish Academy for children in Copenhagen. It was founded in 2020 due to a high demand of Spanish classes for the Spanish speaking children in the city. The majority of the families at Pollitos have mixed nationalities, therefore they have the need to offer to their children the space and opportunity to speak Spanish and create a network to share their language and culture with.
With time, the project of Pollitos has become a sociocultural space where families, and especially kids, can experience and appreciate their cultural traditions, roots and language in a significant, fun and stimulating way. Pollitos makes sure to provide children the opportunity and right to speak their mother tongue, participate in traditional festivities and customs, and share the experience with their families.
Kids develop an open mindedness and positive attitude towards Spanish, they learn and improve their use of language abilities and they create rewarding relationships with their peers. The academy also offers support to families with the learning process of the Spanish language. Adults enjoy with their little ones the sociocultural transmission of the language, and generate new relationships with other families with whom they share experiences and cultural roots.
Pollitos follows a learning methodology based on the natural process of acquiring the mother tongue, a learning that takes place in a determined, natural, and spontaneous order. Pollitos offers a place for the children, so they have the opportunity to learn and improve their Spanish. Also, the kids can create strong social contacts to support each other and dive into the Spanish language and culture.
Children like Spanish classes, their are motivated by the activities and within the groups they create a friendly community. Children find in their "different" trade a common characteristic with their peers and that creates a safe space where they can share their culture and language with others without feeling judged.
Pollitos has more than 60 students who are between one and ten years old, organized in groups following age criteria and level of Spanish. The personal situation of families is studied, as well as the development and skills of children. Accordingly, homogeneous and small groups are created in which quality education is guaranteed and designed to meet their specific needs.
Learn and improve the Spanish language
Feel comfortable when expressing yourself and do it with good pronunciation
Establish social contacts among children to share their culture and language
Be an active agent of the teaching-learning process
Learn to cooperate into groups