The University Language Academy for Children is an initiative of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese in the School of Literatures, Cultures, and Linguistics from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
We offer a quality after-school second language program in Spanish that serves children from the Champaign-Urbana community. We also offer summer camps.
The program promotes early second language acquisition by children who want to learn Spanish and do not come from Spanish-speaking families, as well as language maintenance for children of Spanish-speaking families. Children will have the opportunity to learn the language and gain knowledge of the rich cultural traditions of the Spanish-speaking world.