Parent and Toddler French at Great Park Community Centre, Rosden Way NE13 9BD, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne, England. Thursdays 1045am term time.
Our terms starts Thursday 28th May and runs for 10 weeks. (Half term wc 30 May 2022). Our classes are payable termly in advance.
YOU CAN JOIN THIS TERM ANY TIME FROM THE START TO THE DATE (28/5/22) please enquire if it is after the term start date.
Bienvenue, welcome to The LingoLab, we are all about #MakingLanguagesFun. We would love you to join us this term at Great Park Community Centre for our French Parent and toddler classes. The class is suitable from birth to 4 years. Please see our Frequently Asked Questions section below for additional information.
You will have 2 options if you choose to purchase this class:
You may purchase a term’s access and join us at Great Park Community Centre for a #MakingLanguagesFun experience with your child or choose and enhanced version, with access to The LingoLab’s online languages learning platform and resources, which we recommend of this class.
Choose this option to purchase a term’s access and join us at Great Park Community Centre for a #MakingLanguagesFun experience with your child (no resources are included). Please choose Parent and Toddler Class only option, along with the number of children. Sibling discounts are included.
You may choose the option 2 to attend the classes plus an enhanced version of this experience, please see Option 2 and below for more details on this term’s content and what you will receive for the cost of the access to The LingoLab Language learning platform.
Choose this option, for a small additional cost, in addition to your classes at Great Park Community Centre, you will also receive access to our language learning platform. Please choose Parent and Toddler Class + Online option, along with the number of children. Sibling discounts are included. See below for more details.
Each week you will receive high quality resources including, worksheets, advance access to what we will be covering in class, links to additional learning, songs, language learning challenges, vocabulary and so much more. You can download the worksheets and practice pre and post class from your dashboard enhancing your child’s learning experience.
Our teaching technique is multi-sensory. Having access to the platform’s resources is a great way of reinforcing vocabulary that we cover during class and making you child’s language learning experience an integral part of your daily family life.
What we will be learning this term
This term, as always, is all about #MakingLanguagesFun. We will be learning about transport, food, insects weather 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.
For a small additional cost to your class (choose class + online option) you will also receive:
- ACCESS to our unique language learning platform for you to be able to view your term’s weekly classes and resources, that you can use to reinforce language you learn in class with your child and refer back to throughout the term
- VOCABULARY GUIDES relevant to your classes with a pronunciation guide.
- A WORKSHEET to compliment the focus language from your class
- LINKS TO ADDITIONAL LEARNING with the SONGS we have learned, LANGUAGE LEARNING CHALLENGES, REINFORCEMENT TIPS and so much more.
We would love it if you would use our lovely resources, it’s a great way to reinforce learning throughout the week and you can return and print them again during the term.
Access to the language learning platform helps enhance your child’s language learning experience as you reinforce language learned in a fun and multi sensory manner whilst making it an integral part of daily family life.Gill Booth founder and creator of The LingoLab
What does the cost include?
As detailed above, in addition to your face-to-face class at Great Park Community centre, 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.