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ELSA (Extended Language School for the Advanced)

Weekly online Spanish classes for graduates of our Kinder, 1st or 2nd grade programs, and graduates of other language programs. Offered in Spanish and Mandarin.

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In this program your child will continue to develop their language abilities in all areas of learning: Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing. ELSA is for graduates of our Kinder, 1st or 2nd grade programs, but graduates of other language programs can apply and will go through an assessment process.

Centers Available Offered online - all are welcome!
Languages Mandarin & Spanish
Ages 6 – 9 years old
Dates Sept 20, 2021 – June 4, 2022 (currently enrolling Fall 2021)
Tuition Tuesday/Thursday Class (1.5 hour each day)
Wednesday/Friday Class (1.5 hours each day)
$200 Deposit + $350/mo for 9 mos

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Advantages to our ELSA Online Program

  • Parents get access to an organized portal that's easy to use - one place to go
  • Students get to meet others from different communities, and work with teachers from other countries
  • Class archive in the portal means you can always find resources, even if you miss a class
  • Our program is set up to make differentiation easier for teachers
  • Better use of visual aids, access to music and video in the class
  • High quality assessment
  • Our Education Specialists are guiding curriculum & addressing needs
  • We meet weekly as a team to make the program better based on parents feedback!
View Sample Daily Schedule

4:00-4:30pm
Circle Time/ Discussion of the Day

4:30-5:00pm
Lesson of the week: Grammar & Structure of the week

5:00-5:30pm
Reading Comprehension / Text Production

5:30-6:00pm
Review & Reinforcement: Vocabulary & Lesson Interactive Games according to each lesson

Parent FAQs about ELSA

Will ELSA be offered In Person this year?

Due to COVID-19 restrictions we are beginning our ELSA classes online at the start of this year.  We will re-evaluate if In Person is an option in January of 2022.  

What if my child misses a class - are there makeups?

Our online learning portal contains all past weeks content, including materials and videos.  So if you miss a class, you and your child will still have access to the materials for all past weeks. We do not schedule individual makeup classes.  

What is the class size?

Classes are kept to no more than 10 students to provide more personalized instruction.  

How are students assessed?

Besides the placement assessment at the beginning of the year, there are three periods of assessment, one per season.  During those assessments your child will be scheduled to join a 1 on 1 session with their teacher.  Your child will get a report card for each of the three seasons.  

What does the ELSA program cost?

This is a 10 month program with rolling enrollment.  Annual tuition is $3,350 for the year.  It is paid in monthly installments.  A $200 down payment is due upon registration, which covers the first months installment. Remaining payments are billed monthly via credit card at $350 for 9 months.  

We do offer a sibiling discount.  Deduct 10% from the lowest tuition(s) for the second and third child enrolled from the same family.

What Parents Are Saying

  • I love Jump! I enrolled my daughter 2 years ago and I can see how much she has improved. It's so wonderful that she actually corrects me with my "Spanglish"! When she first started she couldn't even count in Spanish and by the end of the fall program she was starting to count and started to lose her American accent. Hands down I recommend the Saturday programs. Also Summer Camp is one of my favorites. It allows her to improve her Spanish and I hope to continue to bring her every summer. Jump! is like my second family and I am so grateful that I found this perfect school for my daughter!!

    Delta Sepulveda
  • Our son will be 5 soon and is currently in the Preschool program. We receive weekly newsletters about what he learned, special projects the class did and what they will be learning next. His weekly lessons include Science, Math, Art, Reading and Theater. The Theater aspect allows for him to role play with his friends and come out of his shell which is great. He has to prepare weekly oral presentations and loves doing them. I HATE public speaking so I appreciate that they recognize its importance and try to give children the skills and confidence they need at an early age in hopes that they continue to grow with the child. He has learned so much academically and personally since he began attending because they get to know your child and figure out what works for him as an individual and how he learns best.

    He still loves school and is eager to go in the morning. We cannot wait until Kindergarten and look forward to him reaching the goal of reading and writing in both languages. Thank you Jump! Immersion, for providing a caring environment where our son can learn and grow.

    Erica Fresia
  • I simply love Jump! Why? Because you get the best of all worlds. We have 3 children and we use Summer Camp, Preschool, and LEAP. All excellent programs! This is an extremely warm and loving school. The teachers are capable and very nurturing to the children. But that's really just the beginning. Their Spanish immersion is second to none. We know because our famiy has visited every program we could find. Their performing arts program is wonderful. But really to top it all off, they are so serious about learning and teaching in general. They use so many great techniques in the classroom and their teachers are extremely serious about the learning. Jackie the founder is very accessible and great to deal with as is the rest of the staff. Highly recommend!

    Moe Levine
  • This was our first year with Jump! and it has been the best experience! Our younger daughter started last fall in the Preschool Prep. By the end of the September, she could already say several phrases in Spanish and was even able to sing a whole song for us. We were amazed!

    Throughout the year we got to know all of the teachers and staff that worked with her. Everyone is so dedicated, so caring, and extremely creative. However, her teacher will always have a special place in our hearts. My daughter absolutely loved her!

    Once school ended in June, we were so thrilled with the progress we saw in her that we decided to enroll both of our daughters in Summer Camp. Our older daughter will be in 2nd grade next year and she is very shy. Summer Camp has really helped her come out of her shell. She loves her teacher and she comes home every day, excited to tell us about her new friends and all of the fun activities they do! Thank you Jump! for being so awesome!

    Rebeca Tapia-Paco
  • My daughter has been going to the Saturday program for 3 years, plus she also does 2 or 3 weeks of Summer Camp every summer. It is a perfect complement for the Spanish I speak to her at home and she definitely communicates better and understands when my mother and other Spanish speakers talk to her.

    Her writing and reading in Spanish has improved as well, which is important since many heritage speakers in the US can usually communicate but have hard time with written Spanish. The teachers are all excellent with a good combination of being warm and caring and pushing the kids to do their best... Most importantly, my daughter loves going there! I recommend Jump! for anyone interested in exposing children to Spanish or Chinese language and culture!

    Reyther Ortega
  • I would like to thank everyone at Jump! for my daughter's great progress to learn Spanish. She has been, and still is in the program for the past 3 years. She has learned how to write, speak, and understand Spanish. She has been part of the Saturday program and the Summer Camp... There are different ways that the children are taught through listening, speaking, writing, reading, thematic approach, differentiated learning, singing, dancing, storytelling, public speaking, and games. They also teach the children the unique similarities and differences about the culture of different Spanish speaking countries. The administration also listens to suggestions and is very open-minded in meeting the parents'/children's needs when it comes to learning another language. The teachers are native speakers who speak the language very well, have background in working with children and are educators. Having researched for a long time and placing my daughter in different towns around the Essex and Passaic County area, this is a great program with a very child friendly way of teaching the language and with teachers and administrators that care. Additionally the founder Jackie is an AMAZING person and very open-minded to the parents' suggestions or any issues that might concern the parent. Greatly recommend the program.

    Veronica Christopoulos

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