Great Park Community Centre, Gosforth
Rosden Way NE13 9BD, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne, England.
Thursdays, 10.45 term time.
This term runs from Thursday 20 April 2023 for 10 weeks with a break for half term wc 25 May 2023. Our classes are payable termly in advance, reservation is essential. YOU CAN JOIN THIS TERM ANY TIME FROM THE START TO THE DATE (20/4/23). Please enquire if you would like to start after the term start date.
Bienvenue, welcome to The LingoLab where 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.
Click here to purchase a term’s access and join us at Great Park Community Centre for a #MakingLanguagesFun experience with your child.
What we will be learning this term
Our teaching technique is multi-sensory and is all about #MakingLanguagesFun
This term, as always, is all about #MakingLanguagesFun. We will be learning focusing insects and nature, transport and food and so much more. This is one of our favourite terms where we taste food whilst learning traditional tales. Join us to learn related vocabulary whilst having lots of #MakingLanguagesFun. 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.
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 does the cost include?
As detailed above, you will be able to attend a face-to-face class at Great Park Community Centre. Sessions last 30 minutes, however we do suggest you keep 40 minutes of your time free as we quite often continue with class when the children are in full #MakingLanguagesFun flow. We don’t believe in cutting the class short when we see your child in full flow of learning and having fun!
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 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.
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.