The Primary-Lingual methodology ...
Promotes 'in school' language classes which through our award wining resources, and a variety of our original music, games and interactive activities, we start to develop your child's reading, writing, speaking and listening abilities in French. Baguette the bilingual Bear is of course always part of our classes!
Focussed, educational fun... is how we get your child to become a Primary-lingual.
The Primary -lingual programme supports and enhances the school curriculum regarding foreign languages. If children have attended our FUN-lingual™ classes, they will continue to enjoy their progressive learning with us at Primary school too.
As children start to discover the wonderful world of literacy, we also start in Primary-lingual sessions to prepare children to read and write in another foreign language.
This will be supported by our programme worksheets which they will bring home to you at the end of term in their Primary-lingual folder or in our course work books. We have found that this
gives children a unique advantage in their language, learning education by giving
them a vital head start that can ultimately give them a wonderful advantage when
they eventually start secondary school.
The Primary-lingual benefits:
* Give your child a head start in language learning.
* Create a positive relation language and your child.
* Small, focussed lessons which nurture your child's ability.
* Improve your child's education with an additional language.
* Develop your child's awareness and use of languages.
* Widen future education and career opportunities.
* Develop your child's analytical skills.
* Learn a language for life.
* Develop transferable learning and study skills.
The Primary-linguals programme combines a carefully balanced mix of relevant and necessary linguistic content as well as a blend of both English, French and other world cultures to include in our lessons. Through the use of music, art and literature
we continue to build your child's understanding and use of another language, this helps consolidate the learning process and gives children the opportunity to keep learning and expressing themselves in a very unique way. We take great pride in working with children, schools and parents and continue to develop our programmes as a result of that as we know that ultimately we are leading your child into learning a language for life. The majority of our Primary - lingual pupils are already on key stage three French by the time they leave us for secondary school.
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.