Parent and Toddler French at Great Park Community Centre, Rosden Way NE13 9BD, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne, England. Thursdays 1045am term time
Bonjour et Bonne année 2022 ! [bon-an-ay] Happy new year 2022!
It’s deux mille vingt-deux [deuh meel vahn deuh] two thousand and twenty-two in French. We are so excited for our new term and to share with you all of the classes that we have in store for you. It’s almost 2 years since our online journey began and so much has happened in this time including the development of our language learning platform. Merci beaucoup, once again for all of your support and feedback in this journey.
We would love it if you would join us for this new term at Great Park Community Centre.
Our terms starts Thursday 13th January and runs for 12 weeks. (Half term wc 21st February 2022). Our classes are payable termly in advance.
YOU CAN JOIN THIS TERM ANY TIME FROM THE START TO THE DATE (13/1/22-7/4/22) please enquire if it is after the term start date.
What we will be learning this term
This term is as always, all about #MakingLanguagesFun. We will be learning all about colours, body parts, family and so much more. With our unique teaching method, we always reinforce and build up previous learning, so whether you are new to our classes or have been attending for several years, we ensure that you and your child are always making progress in your language learning journey.
We also have an ‘enhanced’ version of the standard community classes!
For a small additional cost you can also receive:
- ACCESS to our language learning platform for you to be able to your term’s weekly classes that you can refer back to throughout the term.
- A VOCABULARY GUIDE relevant to your classes with a pronunciation guide and for a period of time, additional complimentary materials to enhance your learning experience in the class materials section of the learning platform.
- A WORKSHEET to compliment the focus language from your class and, for a period of time, complementary addition material that you can use to reinforce learning with your child and display at home as a reward.
- LINKS TO ADDITIONAL LEARNING with the SONGS we have learned, with LANGUAGE LEARNING CHALLENGES, REINFORCEMENT TIPS that you can use in day to day life and so much more.
- Access to the language learning platform helps enhance your language learning experience and make it an integral part of daily family life.
To get the enhanced version, just select the “(Class + Online)” option on the next step of enrolment.
LIVE ONLINE CLASSES AND RECORDINGS ALSO AVAILABLE ANYTIME THROUGHOUT THE YEAR
What does the cost include?
A weekly 30 minute class, during term time. We provide the resources you need for class too, so unless you have any special instructions, you just come along to class. You can also subscribe to our language learning platform for an additional cost, where you will receive a weekly pre class instructions with links to songs and additional learning, a language learning challenge, vocabulary and a worksheet that you can do with your child at home.
How do we learn?
In our classes, we teach an array of language through our specially developed teaching technique and our unique and dynamic curriculum. It’s been tried and tested on around 10,000 children over a period of over 2 decades, in fact our continually evolving curriculum is always bringing new, fun ways of teaching the language. In our classes we only speak French and use total immersion teaching. Some of the key elements of our curriculum and the success of our teaching is we adhere to our motto of #MakingLanguagesFun, along with parent/family and child participation. We teach, not only vocabulary, but also language structures that can be used in daily life through song, games, stories and so much more! You really have to come along and see for yourself first hand and experience it for yourself.
Who is the class suitable for?
This class is suitable for families from birth to 4 years. You may have no French language ability, or be fluent. It is also suitable for native speakers as we teach language structures, vocabulary, songs, traditional tales that a child would learn in its mother tongue. Our job is to teach you how to integrate the language that you learn in class in your home environment. The only thing we ask is, that you want to learn whilst having a #MakingLanguagesFun experiences, have a desire to learn and join in with your child and we will teach you how to integrate an additional language into your home environment.
How soon should I start my child’s language learning journey?
This is one of the most common questions we are asked. The answer is, as soon as possible. A baby is born with the innate and intrinsic ability to acquire several languages from BIRTH. Not just one or two languages, but several. It’s a bit like asking, shall I speak to my baby in my mother tongue eg English, or should I wait until they are 3. You’ll be amazed and you only need to check out our videos on our social medial feeds and you will see some very young children who can count to 20 at 2 years old, often better in French than in English! There are so many benefits of learning an additional language, not just for your child, but also for yourself. We liken it to a workout for the brain and which also enhances cognitive development.
Do you provide a sibling discount?
A sibling discount is available for 2 or more siblings attending at the same time. Babies are free until 6 months when accompanied by a participating sibling. You can select up to 2 children during the enrolment process. If you want to enrol 3 or more children, you will have an option to check availability first, before booking.
What happens if we return to another Lockdown?
We hope that we don’t have to return to Lockdown living. However, throughout the last 2 years since Covid became part of our lives, at The LingoLab, we have prepared ourselves, adapted, rebranded and transformed our business from solely face-to-face teaching to include an online language learning platform too. Should we return to a lockdown, or your teacher be unable to attend a session, providing they are well, the class we be held live on Zoom at the same time slot as your usual class. Your health and safety is our priority.