What is Lango?

About Lango Language Cooperative

Lango Language Cooperative is made up of individual business owners across the country providing unique early learning language opportunities for kids. We provide classes for kids in schools, after school programs, day cares, community centers and studios. We also provide an opportunity for learning through online support materials and sales of learning materials and curriculum to schools and other educators.

Our Cooperative Difference

Lango Language Cooperative (LLC) is a co-op of Lango business owner members throughout the U.S. who run independent Lango businesses in their respective communities. Unlike traditional businesses and franchises, LLC is neither owned by an individual nor controlled by the interests of a wholesale partner. Instead, LLC is owned and managed exclusively by its independent Lango business owner-members. In addition to the many fiscal and governing benefits, our unique business model allows our independent Lango business owners the ability to be more responsive to their customers, allowing them to adapt Lango offerings to the needs of their students and families.

Co-ops are owned by their members and driven by service, rather than profit, making them a unique way of doing business. Cooperatives are unique because they are not-for-profit, democratically controlled, member-owned enterprises. Members of cooperatives pool their assets to meet the needs of their community in various forms, such as food, financial services or purchasing power for independently owned businesses, like Lango.

In addition to running their own independent Lango businesses, Lango Language Cooperative members vote on major decisions, volunteer on committees, provide services to the co-op, and elect a board of directors from among their own number.

Lango business owners offer dynamic and engaging Spanish, French and Mandarin classes and summer camps to kids across the U.S. Our classes teach children a new language in an immersion-based setting using songs, stories, games, dance -- even yoga to engage children in their new language.

At Lango your child will:

  • Learn a foreign language
  • Make developmental strides
  • Gain an appreciation for other cultures
  • Make new friends in the classroom

Does it work?

Definitely! In fact, studies have consistently shown that the best time to begin learning a second language is when a child is learning his first. During childhood a learning window opens, allowing children to learn a language naturally and easily. The younger the learner, the more likely they are to acquire the language with an authentic accent and retain vocabulary and grammatical patterns over time. Research has demonstrated that children who learn a language at an early age are more likely to:

  • Develop native pronunciation
  • Express themselves creatively in both their first and second language
  • Perform strongly in school and on standardized tests
  • Understand other cultures and abstract ways of thinking
  • Become bilingual or multilingual, offering global career opportunities down the line

How much will my child learn?

Of course, the speed with which a child learns a language depends on their amount of exposure to native speakers. With native speaking teachers leading Lango classes, your child will begin to understand words, then phrases, then sentences. Your child will also begin to answer simple questions, speak in short phrases and then engage in simple conversation - and be on her way to becoming multi-lingual. We recommend at least attending class twice weekly for optimal language retention.