Children’s Foreign Language Company Begins Franchising

ELBURN, ILLINOIS | Thursday, March 18, 2004

Language Leaders Franchising, Inc., an educational organization that specializes in providing foreign language instruction for children and adults, has begun offering franchises in 24 states across the U.S. The parent company, The Foreign Language Network, was established in 1998 by a select group of foreign language educators dedicated to providing high quality foreign language programs for children. The Foreign Language Network, a member of the Illinois Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, currently provides enrichment and in-curriculum programs to more than 6,000 students in over 120 preschools, elementary schools, middle schools and park districts per year throughout Illinois. The Foreign Language Network also provides translating and interpreting services. Language Leaders was formed as the franchise company, offering the same high quality language instruction and services while incorporating the ability to establish its programs nationwide.

Extensive research studies prove that the optimal time for children to learn a second language is between birth and age 10, and there are numerous benefits to learning a second language at a young age. For example, students who study a foreign language have greater success in reading, writing, grammar, social studies and math and, on average, score higher on ACT and SAT tests. Children can also imitate new sounds with ease and are more likely to speak with native-like pronunciation. In recent years, however, funding for education has been dramatically reduced, forcing many school districts to eliminate foreign language from their curriculum. Language Leaders is able to provide schools with the means to take advantage of children’s “window of opportunity” to learn languages by providing parent-paid foreign language programs that are offered before or after school. In-curriculum classes can also be implemented during regular school hours at an affordable cost. Language Leaders offers instruction in Spanish, French and German for pre-K 8th grade, and the curriculum meets State Board of Education Standards for Foreign Language Instruction. Instructors utilize a natural, conversational approach with gradual immersion in the new language while motivating students through participation in games, songs, and hands-on activities. The company develops and produces its own theme-based workbooks and song CD’s that allow students to learn practical vocabulary and language skills covering a wide array of subjects. Teacher materials include daily lesson plans, vocabulary posters, flashcards, and suggestions for games, activities, and crafts.

Due to the ever-increasing need to communicate globally, Language Leaders offers translations, interpreting services, and custom-designed private and group language classes for adults that are held on-site at the client’s home or business. They will develop a course that not only includes standard lessons, but terminology that is specific to the client’s travel or business needs. Day, evening and weekend classes are available for beginning, intermediate and advances levels, and intensive seminars from half-day to one or more weeks in duration can also be provided. The company has implemented their language programs in hospitals, universities, law offices, and manufacturing companies. Language Leaders’ newly franchised home-based business is opening territories all over the United States. The company offers a low franchise fee and low initial investment, minimal overhead, complete and comprehensive training, a unique curriculum and the opportunity for strong financial return.

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