Language Stories

Language Stars raises more than 6,000 books for at-risk children

Posted by Language Stars on Nov 20, 2017 4:09:57 PM

Language Stars recently partnered with Bernie's Book Bank to collect gently-used books for children in need. The book drive was a huge hit among Language Stars families who helped to raise more than 6,000 books over the course of one month!

The extraordinary support comes just in time for the holiday season when children will be out of school and in need of a fun and safe activity like reading. Discover how Bernie's Book Bank and Language Stars seek to increase the access children have to books at home.

Read More

Topics: news, infographic

Language Stars teachers make this a special place

Posted by Amanda Michetti on Aug 25, 2017 9:05:24 AM

There  are  several  benefits of working in a multicultural environment. At Language Stars, we have team members from all over the world, including teachers and directors. Language Stars teachers are some of the most talented people I know. Their dedication, energy and passion for teaching and sharing  their  culture  with  others is inspiring and I truly enjoy working with them.

Each of our teachers has a special story. “I love working in an outgoing and positive environment where I can speak with other teachers in the native language and share experiences together,” said Language Stars Spanish and English teacher, Lilly Marquina. 

Read More

Topics: news, schools

Language Stars partners with Pump It Up of Schaumburg

Posted by Language Stars on Jul 28, 2017 8:25:00 AM

Language Stars is pleased to announce a partnership between The Barrington Language Stars Center and Pump It Up of Schaumburg.

“This partnership makes sense because it offers language learning opportunities to the 20,000+ families who visit our business every year,” said Gerry Clarke, Director of Pump It Up of Schaumburg. “Pump it Up of Schaumburg provides our community the chance to enjoy a day at our facility for a very affordable price. We value extending to our families the chance to learn languages, mathematics, arts and crafts along with wholesome family entertainment all year long.”

Read More

Topics: news

Language Stars celebrates winner of cultural holiday contest

Posted by Language Stars on Feb 23, 2017 8:06:00 AM

In December, Language Stars kicked off a contest asking families to share pictures of their cultural holiday traditions. We received many great submissions showing the diversity and breadth of cultural traditions practiced by our families.

Read More

Topics: spanish, news, foreign language

Language Stars pays it forward with donation to Family Focus

Posted by Language Stars on Feb 13, 2017 3:22:44 PM

As the new year kicked-off, Language Stars team members at its Chicago headquarters eagerly packed up their cars and drove to Englewood. Surrounded by the warm and caring employees of Chicago-based Family Focus, members of the Language Stars team dropped off a large supply of new and gently-used toys.

Read More

Topics: news

The amazing story of the Sylvain family's bilingual journey

Posted by Language Stars on Dec 7, 2016 8:36:29 AM

She’s a blue collar, working mom. Grinding out work weeks that sometimes eclipse 80 hours, she balances the challenges of being a single mother while raising her son, Rishon, who has Asperger’s. This is the story of Jay and Rishon Sylvain, a proud Language Stars family.

Read More

Topics: foreign languages, news, childhood development

We've redesigned the new Language Stars website with you in mind!

Posted by Language Stars on Oct 14, 2016 9:00:00 AM

We are very excited to announce the launch of our new website. Our goal when designing the new was to provide an experience that is easy to navigate, informative and useful as a resource for you and your young learner. Here's a quick snapshot of some of the improvements and new features.

Read More

Topics: news