Our Story

What is Let’s Play in Spanish?

Let’s Play in Spanish is a Spanish immersion program that teaches children the Spanish language in a very fun and effective way. We offer a variety of classes throughout the Bay Area: parent participation classes, Spanish Immersion Preschools, After School, in-your schools, and Summer Camps.

The Let’s Play in Spanish Story:

Let’s Play in Spanish first began classes in 2000 in Susy Dorn’s friend’s house. She gathered the children to help them learn Spanish through the context of playtime and singing activities. Over time, this small classroom grew into a creative and inspiring Spanish program. Susy’s degree in Child Development Education, her love of children and her background in music and theatre brought together an interactive Spanish immersion program for toddlers, pre-school and elementary school age children. Now, the program has grown largely by word-of-mouth and referrals from parents from the Silicon Valley and all over the Bay Area. They have been delighted to hear their children sing, communicate and understand the Spanish language. Today, Let’s Play in Spanish has touched the lives of thousands of children and their parents.

How can you reinforce Spanish at home?

Susy has created many videos and workbooks so children and their families can access another language at home and bring alive the dynamic elements of Let’s Play in Spanish. The songs are creative, easy to learn and catchy. Children get hooked on the songs and learn all the words through the well-thought-out audio-visual materials. There are also package deals where we include multiple audio-visual materials in one Home Learning System. Families can purchase materials by going to our online store.

Where is Let’s Play in Spanish?

We have transitioned from in-person learning at our Bay Area preschools to online learning available to anyone in the world with an internet connection. You can join Susy and the other Let’s Play in Spanish teachers for live virtual Family & Me classes, Preschool and Kinder classes, and Afterschool classes. We also recently launched our At Home learning system, giving children the opportunity to learn at home at their own pace, using the same award-winning curriculum.

Why Spanish?

Why is it important to learn Spanish in the US?
Did you know that over 27 million homes in the United States have Spanish as their first language and that speaking Spanish allows communication with over 300 million people worldwide? Research indicates that from ages 1 through 8 is the best time to introduce a new language to a child. They will learn it faster and retain it longer. The earlier a child is exposed to another language, the more likely they will speak it with fluency and good pronunciation.
Barack Obama: Your Children Should Learn To Speak Spanish (YouTube Video)

Why Let’s Play in Spanish?

Our program hosts an interactive learning environment that teaches young children the Spanish language through play time activities (such as singing, drama, stories, games and puppets), along with educational learning centers focused on Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies and Social Emotional skills (Life Skills). This new, non-conventional method of teaching is both enjoyable and effective. The method that Susy Dorn has perfected over eighteen years, complimented by fun CDs, DVDs and books designed specifically for our curriculum, makes this program a huge success.
Our teachers are passionate and excited about teaching the Spanish language to children through our dynamic curriculum. Let’s Play in Spanish teachers love to have fun while teaching!

Our Goals

Our main goal is to keep on creating new and exciting educational material, as well as music and themes to keep the program fresh. Our long term vision is to create accessible and innovative online games to help children learn Spanish.

Let’s Play in Spanish feels very happy and proud to have created a community of families that are tightly knitted together by the love for the Spanish language. We invite you to contact us to arrange a free trial class for you and your children.