Fun-lingual classes ...
Each class consists of original music, movement, interactive activities, amazing props, Baguette the bilingual Bear, award winning resources, FUN and of course you and your little one!!!
FUN,FUN,FUN... is how we get you and your little one to become a FUN-lingual™.
Teaching languages to kids successfully involves making it enjoyable for children, parents and teachers so that they can't get enough of it. Our original music that is both fun yet educationally structured creates the pathway to enjoying our wonderful Fun-lingual sessions. In Fun-lingual classes children learn to move rhythmically whilst singing which helps to develop listening and improvisational skills, acquiring at the same time new vocabulary and grammatical structures of a second language. But most importantly, they do so by having FUN!
The FUN-lingual benefits:
* Learn a language with your baby through our original classes.
* Create a positive relation beween your child & language.
*Have fun with our original songs and props.
* Improve your child's education by giving them a head start.
*Develop your child's awareness and use of languages.
* Boost your child's cognitive development.
* Develop your child's deeper thought process.
Our entire team from the musicians to the teachers are trained within our programme to develop our fun and creative FUN-lingual sessions making it a unique and enjoyable learning experience. The Fun-linguals song collections include the original songs from our very own Baguette the bilingual bear - who children love and adore - as well as traditional songs from both England, France, Spain and beyond.
The FUN-linguals curriculum combines a carefully balanced mix of linguistic content, such as theme words, phonemes, common sentences and basic structures; and musical content, such as songs, tonal and rhythm patterns, rhythmic rhymes, and instrumental play-alongs, in a wide variety of tonalities, meters, and music styles. We also encourage children to discover their other creative expressions through art, craft and other hands on activities. These activities also give children the opportunity to develop their fine motor skills which are necessary to prepare a child for writing. Emergent writing is the linguistic term used to describe a child's first signs of writing, this can be in a scribble, a line, a shape or other. Most weeks we also include a craft that your child completes in the sessions. This helps to consolidate the learning process and the theme of that week and gives children the further opportunity to keep learning and expressing themselves in a very unique way.
So that a child's language develops and improves they need countless opportunities to express themselves. Children need confidence to do this. Our fun, animated, linguistically balanced songs and amazing props give children the opportunity to do this. The movement and actions within our animated songs help develop a child's gross motor skills, the rhythm and rhyme embedded within our songs helps improve a child's cognitive development and basic understanding and use of language. This in turn improves a child's literacy and their understanding of their world around them.
The FUN-linguals curriculum is being constantly updated to include the research done in the fields of music education, language acquisition, CLIL(content and language integrated learning), early childhood education, and child development. FUN-linguals support a child’s cognitive, emotional, social and physical
development, in line with the EYFS framework.
Come and join us and find out what all the FUN-lingual fun is about!
If you would like us to start a FUN-linguals class near you or If you want to run your own
FUN - linguals classes, get in touch!
Some Testimonials & reviews
" The Leading Languages method is one of the best I have seen in practice for children. The lessons are fun and rewarding as they are brilliantly planned with excellent resources. The children really look forward to them and learn a lot. The Leading Languages teacher, teaching with a near native pronunciation really makes the difference in excellent language learning too. "
A Primary school Headteacher - Dorset
...The book is very educational and teaches young readers how to say many things in French, for example, it teaches phrases like "where are you?" as well as how to say colours in French. The book is a fun way to learn French, because it has likeable characters and is interactive. The book is well written. The book is well developed and thought out. I would definitely recommend this book to all young readers.
A review on the book, Baguette Bear Learns the colours
" Alison is such a fun teacher and a very child development aware Mum herself. Her passion and energy is contagious! My two boys genuinely love going to her classes already. They sing the songs at home along with hand actions they have learned and dancing in our kitchen while we listen to the CD has become a regular routine."
Sharon - a parent of two children aged 2 and 3yrs.