Global Languages
Wayland School Community Programs

Global Languages

Chinese Language & Culture  
Registration for 2017-18 academic year now open at this link:

Global Child, French and Spanish   
Registration for 2017-18 academic year now open:


Chinese Language & Culture students
For ten years, WSCP has been bringing after-school Chinese Language & Culture classes to Wayland schools. Here program founder Coco Min Zhou introduces student participants in the Wayland Chinese-American Association's Chinese New Year Celebration. The event featured a glow-in-the-dark dragon dance, drumming performances, dance, poetry, and Chinese yo-yo demonstration.  

Click below to enjoy a video of the students' presentation as led by Coco Min Zhou and Ling Zheng:

New Year video presentation

Chinese Language & Culture

Grades:   Elementary, K-5, Claypit Hill, Happy Hollow, and Loker Schools
Contacts: Coco Min Zhou or Ling Zheng
E-Mail: or

Telephone:  (Coco), 508-650-4884, (Ling) 617-620-2240
Schedule:  Available at link below

Click Registration Link for 2017-18:

Chinese Language and Culture Classes are taught in all three elementary schools for K-5 students. Many hands-on activities enliven the classes, including calligraphy, music, literature, and more. Several levels are offered to accommodate the beginner and more advanced student.

Chinese Class

Tour of Chinatown  Students and their families meet at Chinatown's Gate for a morning of dim sum and touring. Read all about one of the  trips at the link below (just copy and paste into your browser).



"I am amazed how much progress has been made in what appears to be a very difficult language."

"Eye-opening and interesting to children."

"A huge advantage to start at such an early age."

"Organized, challenging, teachers are very helpful and motivating."

"Teaching kids a variety of language and culture skills."

"Amazingly enthusiastic,patient and knowledgeable teacher! And I like the combination of different ways of teaching: introducing different food, different clothes, crafts, and videos, in addition to oral lessons."


About the Program

  • We offer an excellent opportunity to learn Chinese at an early age. 
  • Taught by experienced native Chinese language teachers.
  • We teach culture as well as language.
  • We make learning fun through songs, rhymes, games and hands-on activities.
  • Classes at a convenient time and location
  • Long-established program in Wayland Public Schools

Global Child   -  Now Registering for Winter 2018
GRADES K - 5   Deadline to Register: January 24, 2018

All Information about the program, schedules, and registration is here:


    Contact:  Zouhaida Elian, Global Child Regional Coordinator


    Telephone: 781-444-7377

    Web Site:

    Global Child Class

    French and Spanish classes are offered at Claypit Hill, Happy Hollow, and Loker Schools through the Global Child program at the end of the school day.  Instructors use a hands-on approach for children in Grades K-5.  Games, music, and skits are among the teaching techniques employed. 

     Global Child Schedule        Now Registering through January  24, 2018

    Classes start upon school dismissal and end at 4:10 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays and at 2:55 pm on Wednesdays.

    Winter/Spring program starts week of February 5, 2018, and concludes second week of May. All dates are on the  Global Child web page.

    Claypit Hill 

    Beginner French   K - 5   Starts Tuesday, February 6; Concludes May 8, 2018

    French Theme: Going Places  K - 5   Starts Tuesday, February 6; Concludes May 8, 2018

    Spanish Theme: Going Places   K - 5
     Starts Thursday,  February 1; Concludes May 3, 2018

    Happy Hollow

    Spanish Theme: Going Places   K - 5   Starts Wednesday, February 7; Concludes Wednesday, May 9, 2018

    Loker School

    Beginner Spanish   K - 5   Starts Wednesday, February 7; Concludes May 9, 2018

    Spanish Theme: Going Places  1 - 5   Starts Wednesday, February 7; Concludes May 9, 2018

    For Information and to Register:

    Global Child Web Page

    Global Child Background


    Two world language specialists founded Global Child in 1992.  Global Child provides world language instruction to children in grades K-5 in their own schools.  We offer classes before school and/or after school. We currently offer our program to 25 communities in Massachusetts both in public and private schools.

     Program Aim

    Studies have shown that children learn best at an early age when their minds are most receptive to aural learning and retention. Learning another language is one of the best ways to become part of the global community. Our program emphasizes listening and speaking skills with culture integrated into the language. We follow the VMM approach (visuals, manipulatives and motion. We incorporate culture into our program. 

    The main strength of the program is our group of talented teachers.  All Global Child teachers are fluent in the languages they teach and 90% of them are native speakers. They have excellent accents!  Our teachers have experience with young children and love working with them!  They come from places such as Argentina, Canada, Cuba, Ecuador, France, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, and Spain.

    Class Size:  Maximum students in class: 12   

                      Minimum students in class:   6

    Classes meet once a week for 50 minutes  

    Included in the tuition, students receive Global Child Parent Student Booklet and audio CD (a $25 value) at the second class of each semester, and a weekly handout which is related to the lesson.

    We offer a 12 week semester starting in early February.  Classes are academic & fun!