Language School in Boise, ID
Puentes supplies a fun, intensive language experience for introductory and intermediate level students. Taught entirely in the target language, we provide various classes that will immerse the learner in interesting and useful languages in the same way they learned their native language. With age-appropriate interactive games, cultural activities, songs, crafts, food, conversation, and TPRS Storytelling, the student will progress rapidly in their language ability while having a wealth of fun.
read moreMany people have had wonderful things to say about Puentes over the years and we appreciate your warm comments and online reviews very much! I truly enjoy my time in the class, I have gained so much knowledge albeit still a 1 year old with the language. La clase anoche de intermedio fue muy divertido! Angela como Ud. es una maestra muy buena. Liz y yo la gustabamos mucho. La clase fue un poco dificil pero lo encontramos ser desafiar (challenging) que es bueno para nosotros. I really appreciate your flexibility and encouragement to continue.
Summer Camp Activities
read more2019 will be the 15th year of Puentes Summer Spanish camps! Thank you Boise and Treasure Valley families! Each year we select the favorite games, songs, and activities, of our students for these fun, educational summer camps. Puentes Spanish camps are a fun, intensive language experience for new and continuing Spanish learners aged 6-10. We always teach our camps (and our classes, and our preschool) entirely in Spanish because, like learning our native language, this is how our brains LEARN LANGUAGE best!
read moreVisit the Idaho Latino Scholarship Foundation website for information on this wonderful organization! Many Latino cultures celebrate the Day of the Child each year with fun activities for children. In Mexico, it's a free day at the schools with activities, games, food and candies. At Puentes, we honored the children in our school with a Day of the Child celebration. This was also be a great way for parents to participate, meet other parents, and join in the fun!
After School Spanish Classes for
read morePuentes offers an after school Spanish program for elementary-aged students at our Overland location. No prior Spanish is required. These FUN Spanish immersion classes expose your child to a whole new way of thinking in the world! The program utilizes songs, games, books, art, and cultural activities all presented in Spanish to teach, challenge, and inspire your child!
Conversational Spanish Classes
read moreOur students love our teaching style. Students learn through discussion, games, stories, songs, and activities that are relevant, interesting, and fun. Because of this approach, the language learning is in context and lasts. Learning Spanish as a second language is easy and fun! Every child learns a first language and it's easy for them! Puentes Language Programs uses the same process to help you learn Spanish so you will succeed with your learning goals! The exact schedule varies from year to year.
read morePuentes Language Programs, LLC (Puentes) is grateful to be growing and teaching Spanish to more and more students. As we have grown, and as we have surveyed our former students/families, we have found a number of things that need to be more clearly communicated. The more of these great students we teach, the more we must ensure that we maintain the highest standards of quality for both our students and their families, as well as with the schools and teachers with whom we work. Providing for the safety of your children is paramount to us.
Spanish Immersion Kindergarten
read moreThe Puentes kinder program provides a solid educational foundation for children in Boise and the Treasure Valley with a huge difference. Our kindergarten children become bilingual and bi-literate! Because Puentes only hires top-quality teachers and emphasizes foundational education practices, our students excel throughout the rest of their schooling. Just ask the principals of the schools in our area including Whittier Elementary and Whitney Elementary, and now, St. Mary's Catholic School - Boise's Dual Immersion schools.
Learn Spanish the most FUN way
read morePuentes is considering offering different options for 1-week Language Learning Journeys to explore the culture, foods, music, and incredible terrain of Ecuador in 2017. We are planning for explorers aged 10 and above (children accompanied by at least one parent) who want to speak Spanish (at least part of the time, ideally most of the time). Both options include airfare for domestic flights and airport transfers, accommodations in double occupancy, transport during tours, certified tour guide, most meals (B breakfast, L lunch, D dinner), all entrance fees to museums/parks.