Bridges: Children, Languages, World offers exploratory language and culture classes to young learners in the greater Bloomington, Indiana, area. Because learning a language at an early age enhances overall linguistic ability, Bridges aims to ignite children’s interest in languages and cultures so they’ll be inspired to study both with excitement and enthusiasm all their lives.
Bridges provides instruction to children in languages not typically offered in public schools. The program began with Arabic and Chinese instruction and has since expanded to include Dari, Hausa, Kyrgyz, Mongolian, Persian, Russian, Swahili, Zulu, and more. Classes are free and are open to the general public.