Our Story

16 years of hands-on full immersion fun

16 years of hands-on full immersion fun

Lingua Garden LLC, also formally known as Kultural Kids LLC, started as a creative arts learning center located in Central Illinois back in 2004.

Over the years, we continued to grow & add programs

From 2014-2016, Lingua Garden expanded and it offered many programs including a bilingual preschool, K-2 STEAM & foreign language programs for local homeschooling families, and unique foreign language immersion programs for children ages 0-15.

Learn Spanish with Ms Denise anywhere, anytime!

In 2016, founder & instructor, Denise Leitch -AKA Ms Denise,- relocated to Colorado having to close the Lingua Garden Learning Center located in IL.

Now, Ms Denise offers Live Online Spanish Lessons to her former students from Illinois. This new format has also allowed her to start offering Spanish lessons to children & adults all over the country!

In addition, now, Ms Denise offers local Spanish immersion lessons to children in Boulder, CO & surrounding areas.

Lingua Garden LLC offers three types of programs

All classes are designed to be fun, interactive, and effective.
  1. Full immersion Spanish lessons for children ages (0-10) in the Boulder & surrounding areas. - due to COVID, all local, in-person classes meet online.
  2. Live Online Spanish Lessons for children & adults (2 & up).
  3. Prerecorded Online Spanish Lessons for the entire family for only $20/month.

For local lessons or live online lessons, you can schedule a demo class to either one of my programs anytime! Just contact Ms Denise directly at [email protected]

In-Person Full Immersion Spanish Lessons for children
These lessons are fun, interactive, full immersion lessons for children ages 0-10. Parents & Child (1-5), 40-45 min & Kids Only (3-10), 50-55 min. We meet at various locations in the Boulder, Colorado area throughout the year.

Every week, participants are provided with fun activities where they are encouraged to use the language and learn naturally. Each class is 40-55 minutes long and it is divided into 2-3 activities, one craft, and one snack, depending on the theme. Ms Denise keeps everyone moving and going so that they are constantly stimulated and challenged. Students are fully immersed in the target language doing activities that are age appropriate and engaging (games, songs, crafts, snacks is all included).

Live Online Spanish Lessons
Live Online Spanish Lessons for children & adults (2 & up) allow us to create a flexible schedule to be able to accommodate as many different schedules as possible no matter where participants live. Children as young as 2 yo can participate! Classes can be 30 min or 1 hr long.
The curriculum & teaching style is unique, engaging, and meaningful. Participants learn at their own pace.
Learn Spanish as a family from the comfort of our own home!

This course will provide you with ongoing lessons that are short & effective so that you & your child can view them from anywhere, anytime! In addition, the content is age appropriate and engaging.

Children will learn while being entertained & challenged, while you will learn along through fun, relaxed, and motivational Spanish lessons. My goal is to help you & your child to be able to communicate in the target language. This is a self paced Spanish course and the library is constantly growing!

Your Instructor

Denise Leitch
Denise Leitch

I am a devoted mother of two and a passionate educator and entrepreneur who specializes in early childhood and elementary foreign language education. Most importantly, I just love what I do. Being an early childhood foreign language instructor and a business owner is one of the most rewarding things I have ever done, other than being a mother… luckily for me, I happen to be both!

I was born in Chile and moved to the United States during my senior year of High School. I attended Bradley University and focused my studies on early childhood education, cognitive and social psychology, child brain development, and art.

I realized that by combining my love for nurturing children with my passion for learning about new cultures, I could reach students in a way that went above and beyond ordinary language learning.

For the last 16 years I have owned, directed, and taught at Lingua Garden where I offer foreign language lessons nationwide (online classes and local families in Boulder, CO) to children and adults. I have dedicated my time to teaching Spanish & French, creating new and exciting foreign language curricula, training new teachers, developing foreign language educational software, and most importantly, spending quality time with my family.

Currently, professionally, I devote my time to develop engaging curriculum, teach online lessons to children from all over the country, teach local private/small group lessons, lead and facilitate conferences, workshops, & training for early childhood educators, nursing students and homeschooling families nationwide. When I am not working, I enjoy spending quality time with my husband & kids who are being raised bilingual and multicultural.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I schedule a demo lesson?
Contact Ms Denise directly at [email protected]
What types of programs do you offer?
Ms Denise offers three types of programs and all classes are designed to be fun, interactive, and effective. OPTION 1: Full immersion Spanish lessons for children ages (0-10) in the Boulder & surrounding areas. OPTION 2: Live Online Spanish Lessons for children & adults (2 & up). OPTION 3: Prerecorded Online Spanish lessons for the entire family.

Demo any of the programs anytime!