From experience we have found that children starting their language learning at age 4 or 5 are more successful than children starting at age 8 or 9 and those starting at 8 or 9 are more successful than children waiting until secondary school before they start learning a language. At this young age they are very receptive to new sounds, less inhibited and quickly become confident and at ease with the foreign language they are learning. Extra knowledge a child takes in can develop an increase in self-esteem and a better understanding of the world around them.
Our award winning programme contains lots of stories, action chants, songs and games so that the children learn the language just like young French and Spanish children do and in the same way as they learnt their mother tongue.
Available to learn in either French or Spanish, children progress through the 4 programmes and over a 6 year period. There are 3 different starting points so children can start learning French or Spanish with La Jolie Ronde whatever their age following a programme tailored to their age group. The topics are based on real life situations suited to the interest, experience and social development of each age group
From day one children will speak their chosen language and as they progress through the programme they will begin to read and write independently.
La Jolie Ronde offers:
An opportunity to develop an enthusiasm for languages
Small classes and short sessions for your child to learn with children of his/her own age
Fun activity books covering a wide range of useful vocabulary with emphasis on oral communication
Interactive learning CDs of games, stories & songs which complement the course & for use at home
Conversation, basic grammar, games, role-plays, rhymes & stories, making learning more fun
An awareness of the country, its geography and culture
Guidance for parents to encourage and help your child at home
Carefully selected & trained tutors so your child can start learning from day one by imitating a good accent
Certificates awarded on completion of each programme
A record for parents on your child’s progress throughout the years with continuous check-lists and reports
An experience that will help your child at Secondary school, giving good grounding for future learning