Who we are


Welcome to the English playground of iElkiz e.V.

We are an intercultural and charitable organisation located in Luisenpark/Mannheim. Currently we are represented by an English and a French group for children ranging from infancy to early school years.

Our goal is to encourage the bilingual upbringing and use of the English language among our children, to provide them the tools that they will need in a globalized world. We are committed to promoting education, fostering their knowledge and pride in their cultural roots, while strengthening their self-esteem as they integrate into the mosaic of German society.

We see ourselves as a resource centre for families and aim towards supporting the network of English language institutions in the Rhine-Neckar region. Our group is composed of volunteer mothers originating from English-speaking countries around the world, such as Australia, Canada, England, Kenya and USA.
We also offer to give non-English speaking families who share our goals a forum for their interests.
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Our club is part of Elkiz e.V. (Eltern-Kind-Initiative-Zentrum), the Mannheim branch of our parent association Mütterforum Baden-Württemberg e.V.

Where we are

The English Speaking Playgroup was set up to provide English speaking children and their parents with an opportunity to meet regularly in a nice child friendly environment, to chat and play and to enjoy an afternoon speaking English together.
Our new location at the Freizeithaus in Luisenpark is ideal for indoor play and outdoor adventures.
The group is intended for children who are exposed daily to the English language.
During the afternoon there are various informal activities – arts and crafts, story-time reading, games and singing. The parents usually initiate special activities to coincide with seasonal festivals and particular cultural annual events such as Halloween, Christmas, Easter etc…

The English-speaking playgroup meets on Tuesdays between 4 and 6 pm at the Freizeithaus in Luisenpark (Tramline 6, direction Neuostheim). The Freizeithaus is next to the barbecues and trampolines (see no. 42 on the map here). 

The park itself has an entrance fee for adults and children over six (click here for current prices). An annual entry pass is also available and certainly worth investing in.

If you are interested in joining us, please contact us at englishgroup@elkiz-mannheim.
We sometimes go on trips. So please do call before hand if you are planning to drop in.


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