The Cultural Bytes – Interactive Language program addresses many common language learning challenges, such as “building confidence”, “developing vocabulary”, and “improving sentence structures” and “usage,” by connecting these and other fundamental challenges to culturally relevant material via games, activities, and authentic books.
Learn the culture.
Learn the language.
Señora Jackie | Program Director
We love kids! We love teaching!
We love languages!
“Señora Jackie’s” enthusiasm for language education is contagious! Her teaching career began when she was quite young. She wanted to impart what she was learning in the many languages she was exposed to, as well as the elements of culture that each of these distant nations had to offer. From New York City to Caracas, Venezuela, to Paris, France, to Colombia and then to California, and everywhere in between!
In addition to her personal experience as a language student, she holds a Licence in Modern Languages from l’Université de Nanterre – PARIS X, where her passion for language learning was fueled by studying French pedagogy. She has spent her whole life as a student, teacher, teacher of teachers, parent, and promoter for languages as a cultural identity aspect for children in their formative years as a vital method of promoting cultural awareness from a family perspective.
She also has a Masters in International Relations from Sciences Po and the Universidad Externado de Colombia, which gives her a better grasp of the legislative side of language acquisition in different nations.
She began her own language program more than ten years ago, and it has received numerous outstanding reviews from delighted parents, excellent students, and loyal districts and schools! The Cultural Bytes – Interactive Language program addresses many common language learning challenges, such as “building confidence”, “developing vocabulary”, and “improving sentence structures” and “usage,” by connecting these and other fundamental challenges to culturally relevant material via games, activities, and authentic books. Learn the culture. Learn the language.
While the programs work closely with well-known language books, such as Susaeta Editores for Spanish, we’ve designed our own material and books that aid in teaching and learning through the use of images and lexicon. Cultural Bytes represents this publishing company as well as great children’s authors in Spanish through our Nachobooks portal.
We have wonderful native speaking teachers for Spanish, French, and Mandarin in our programs, and a thematic circular curriculum facilitates this unique and wonderful learning environment. In each lesson, we exclusively use the target language that your students signed up for! Why? That’s how Señora Jackie learnt all the languages she knows…
Children aged 4 to 12 benefit greatly from smaller class sizes. In a limited and focused atmosphere, they absorb more.
The pandemic has only strengthened us. We are open! More students from beyond Los Angeles have joined and appreciated our online programs, and some have even flown in from the East Coast for our in-person camps in the summer and winter. Because we’re all in this together, we make parents feel safe and heard.