You may not need childcare, but you can still benefit from our expertise via home language workshops, introducing educational activities into your child’s daily life. Babylangues® has created a “learning through play” method which fits in with everyday activities, enabling every moment to become a new language learning experience. Our instructors are native speakers trained in our specific teaching method and, whether you choose one-to-one or small group sessions, your child benefits from much more than a mere language lesson at home.
Babylangues® has deployed its expertise to design programmes suited to the age of your children:
We are extremely attentive to your child’s well-being, awakening and development as they are gently introduced to a foreign language. We employ a multiplicity of early learning activities including nursery rhymes, finger plays, hand-eye coordination games, motor skills, body and spatial awareness games and traditional songs and dances from Britain and America, all chosen to introduce fun and play into English, and foster awareness of the sounds specific to the foreign language.
Our methods are adapted to your child’s age and level of understanding and expression in the second language, and linked to their everyday activities. We review and consolidate the concepts acquired at primary school, with specific activities corresponding to your child’s centres of interest, such as movement, artistic activities (drawing, painting, cutting and sticking, practical activities, drama tasks and museum visits, not forgetting cooking and ball games etc.). All of this is in the target foreign language.
Once their level and needs have been assessed, we will design a specific programme to suit your teenager’s individual requirements and provide the instructor with materials corresponding to their needs. The programme will develop oral fluency, review and consolidate the concepts studied in collège or lycée, including grammar and syntax, help your child revise for examinations and so on. The focus will be placed on oral expression and conversation.
Babylangues® organises home workshops combining all the advantages resulting from sustained exposure to a language.
The educational team at Babylangues® works with children from the age of 12 months and provides a welcoming and stimulating environment for early learners, tracking their personal development and gradually encouraging their capacity to hear, memorise and repeat the sounds of the English language.
Developing a child’s ability for play and self-expression in English satisfies both their natural curiosity and their need to communicate and interact with the instructor.
We adapt our teaching method to the child’s age and attention span, and our workshops are built around a rapid succession of very short activities.
Alternating quiet periods (story-telling, visual, oral and tactile activities) with more dynamic episodes (dancing, songs and the manipulation of objects) helps to retain the child’s attention.
The variety of material stimulates all five senses, with a view to fostering awareness of the sound patterns and effects of the English language, which in turn promotes a thorough and effective assimilation of linguistic structures. The instructor establishes a number of rituals which child and parent discover together. The innate ability of small children to reproduce sounds perfectly and use them to speak English is revealed. Naturally, all of these activities are carried out in English!
Groups are limited in number and arranged according to the age of the participants. Whilst each child benefits from individual attention, working in a group stimulates and enhances attention levels. Group size is critical and determines the quality of transmission.