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Language Socials are FREE, meet-ups and local events where language learners in the Chattanooga area can practice and interact in a fun, relaxing atmosphere with other learners and native speakers/signers.
Open to the public and designed to provide extra support for CSL students, these events create space for participants to pursue humanizing, cross-cultural conversation and connection that is fueled by confident communication.
More coming soon!
A Night of Crêpes & French Conversation
hosted monthly by the Tennessee Branch of the French American Chamber of Commerce Southeast
at Adelle's Creperie (Chattanooga, TN)
Everyday Life Immersion
Spend time practicing one-on-one with a native speaker/signer in everyday life contexts
Everyday Life Immersion (ELI) helps you improve your language skills with a real person, in the moment, in real-life, public situations that are tailored to your needs and interests. Go to a grocery store together, or to a pharmacy; send a package at the post office, or just take a walk together in the park. And do it all in the language you are learning!
ELI offers quality practice that is relaxing and as authentic as you can get in the Chattanooga area.
Interested? Contact us at [email protected] to explore your options and be partnered with a native speaker/signer.
Activate your language skills, experience new cultures
Travel Immersion Experiences are designed to activate and develop your language skills as you vacation and experience new places and cultures.
Serving as host and travel guide for a small group of travelors, a CSL representative encourages communication in the target language as much as possible throughout the trip.
See details for current opportunities below.
Questions? Suggestions for a trip?
Emmanuel Becquet (Travel Immersion Consultant)
Martinique 2022-2023 (for French Learners)
Puerto Rico 2022-2023 (for Spanish Learners)
Saint-Pierre & Miquelon 2022-2023 (for French Learners)
Bilingual Story Time
Bilingual Story Times are FREE events where kids and families can engage in the target language together in a fun, relaxing environment.
Upcoming Story Times:
Every first Saturday of the month from 10-11am at The Book and Cover, a local independent bookstore on the Northshore of Chattanooga
Spanish Bilingual Story Time: Saturday, June 4 at 10am
Babies are born with the ability to learn any language in the world.
Research shows that the earlier you expose a child to another language, the easier it is for the child to become bilingual and fluent in that language – and with a more native accent! (Not to mention the many cognitive and social benefits of learning another language.)
Immersion playgroups are designed for kids ages 1-3 and their caregivers. They provide an opportunity for a child and his/her caregiver to interact with a CSL teacher and with one another through age-appropriate and engaging songs, movements, books, games, and crafts, all in the target language.
Click to see our summer offerings!
Immersion Day Camps
Dive into new languages and cultures this summer!
Immersion Day Camps are offered as additional enrichment programs through various, preexisting summer camps in the Chattanooga area.
Through daily immersion in the target language(s) and culture(s) during a week of camp, our teachers introduce campers to the target language(s) and help them to build cultural awareness and appreciation through play, storytelling, movement, dance, music, art and other hands-on activities. CSL teachers use a holistic approach that is fueled by bodily-kinesthetic, student-driven, and fun activities that make the language and culture come alive!
Summer 2022 Camps will be offered at:
Bright Days at Bright School (register through CSL here)