We recruit our own instructors and train them in the Babylangues® teaching method. This provides us with genuine educators who have the necessary skills to deal with the challenges of early learning. The key to success lies in the relationship forged between the English teacher and the child. If the bond is successful the child will want to express himself in English. This is why we insist that our instructors meet the child before sessions commence, in order to ensure that they are compatible.
The selection of our instructors follows a rigorous procedure: we recruit people with educational skills, who are reliable and adaptable, demonstrate excellent communication skills with children and can offer recent and relevant experience. Our initial training ensures that instructors are fully ready to start. Thereafter, regular training sessions provide support and back up as well as new material appropriate to the child’s level of progress.
Prior to organising job interviews, our human resources department checks that all candidates comply with the five following criteria, which constitute essential preliminaries to any interview:
They are all native speakers: English speakers, Spanish speakers, etc. Although mostly women, some are men and correspond particularly well to the needs of families with young boys. They are usually aged between 22 and 30, but our recruitment is primarily based on personal qualities and skill set rather than on specific profiles. Babylangues instructors are predominantly university graduates, with BA or BSc degrees from their countries of origin. They usually come to France to complete their postgraduate studies (Masters or PhD), to improve their level of French (enrolling at the Sorbonne or the Alliance Française), or because they have decided to settle in France.
They are all experienced in childcare and have a common desire to share their native language using their skills of language learning and teaching.