Kids learning French at My French Club

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I have been asked many times for a French reading site that kids can practice at home. One of the best resource is called Tumblebooks. Just pick a book in French or English, and you have the option of it reading to you, or your child may read by himself/herself.

Parents, please encourage the rewriting of the new words or sentences a number of times (5 to 10 times) to memorize them. We also want them to memorize the songs we practiced. There is no better way to learn the structure of French sentences. Songs will help them in their writing and essays.

Parents, if you are helping at home, keep up the good work! It really does make a difference when kids are supported at home in their French learning.

We were asked if the next sessions are a repeat. The answer is NO. We will have a new theme at every session throughout the year from September to June. Children can join anytime as the classes are taught independently. However a child who has been attending more classes will automatically be able to recognize more words and be more familiar with French sounds and reading.

Our Program are designed to help your kids do better at school by improving their reading comprehension, their writing and oral skills. We follow the Ontario Curriculum for French Immersion. The focus is to provide a challenge appropriate for their level. Each class is intense and packed with various academic activities. But we make it fun and we also sing. The sparkle in their eyes is confirmation enough that they are enjoying it. And when I see them improving and mastering new sentences, it just makes my day 🙂

Parents, make sure they are well rested and had a good breakfast in the morning to maximize the benefits of the session. I encourage the rewriting of new words or sentences a number of times (5 to 10 times) to memorize them. Learn the songs we practiced! There is no better way to learn the structure of French sentences. Songs will help them in their writing and essays. Children do better at school when you support their French learning at home.

Learning a language is not a matter of reading and memorizing some vocabulary words. “Acquiring a language is learning a skill “ just like learning the skill of riding a bike”. Practice makes perfect! Practice in this case is to read, listen, write and speak. Those are the four areas that we focus on at My French Club. When words are put in a context, in a story or in a song, suddenly words come to life and words as well as structure can be memorized better.

It takes time to learn a language. Be patient and support your children’s French education at home. You will find plenty of resources on our website http://www.myfrenchclub.caalong with some valuable advice on the blog. And if that is not enough, feel free to drop me an email with your questions 🙂

Listening to French music is highly beneficial for your little ones and it will stick to their long term memory. It teaches them the sounds of the French language…yes, every language has its own music, its own melody. We give the chance to every kid to read it out loud many times and we explain to them the lyrics. We were so excited and jolly, I wish you parents were there to see us 🙂

Regarding the program, well we are very lucky! We almost have as many students as mentors. So your kids are getting lots of one on one attention. Every kid was greeted with a unique card that has a positive affirmation for him/her. I had also developed activities for each one of them because even though some of them are in the same grade, the levels of competency vary.

Learning a language is not a matter of reading and memorizing some vocabulary words. “Acquiring a language is learning a skill “ just like learning the skill of riding a bike”. Practice makes perfect! Practice in this case is to read, listen, write and speak. Those are the four areas that we focus on at My French Club. When words are put in a context, in a story or in a song, suddenly words come to life and words as well as structure can be memorized better.

Repetition is the key! It takes time to familiarize yourself with a new language. Be patient and support your children’s French education at home. You will find plenty of resources on our website along with some valuable advice on the blog. And if that is not enough, feel free to drop me an email at info@myfrenchclub.ca with your questions 🙂