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Little bilingual brains


The gift of a second language in childhood is a gift for our whole lives!

It is never too early to expose a child to a second (or third) language. Children have an invaluable advantage of learning their first, second or third language just as naturally as they learn to walk. 

We know that :

Young kids can learn a second language as easily as they learn to walk and learn their primary language*.

Between the ages of 0-3 the brain is in its most flexible stage to learn a second language*.

Until the age of 8 kids can develop a near native pronunciation*.

The life benefits of bilingualism include a longer attention span, better ability to plan and solve problems, as well as to perform other mentally demanding tasks*.  

*Tracy Trautner, Michigan State University Extension – January 28, 2019 
Ellen Bialystok and Michelle Martin-Rhee 2004  – https://www.canr.msu.edu/news/advantages_of_a_bilingual_brain

Method




1. Écouter

En savoir +

Le secret pour l’apprentissage de la première, seconde ou troisième langue chez le nourisson et l’enfant, c’est l’exposition régulière et systématique à la langue, le plus tôt possible. Les bébés intègrent leur langue maternelle simplement en l’entendant régulièrement. C’est une méthode qui marche à tous les coups.

Cette première étape se nomme la phase silencieuse, ou rien ne semble se passer. Les enfants ne parlent pas encore. C’est le silence. Mais en réalité, ils écoutent. Leurs petits cerveaux travaillent à plein régime pour comprendre le sens. Plus ils entendent la langue, plus ils l’intègrent.



2. Parler

En savoir +

Rapidement, l’enfant commence à dire des mots et à construire de courtes phrases. Nous créons une variété de situations et de contextes pour pratiquer au maximum et assimiler les nouvelles connaissances

Pendant nos cours nous bavardons tout le temps. Nous lisons des histoires, chantons des chansons, récitons des comptines, et jouons des situations de la vie quotidienne pour familiariser leurs petites oreilles aux sons et intonations de l’anglais parlé.



3. Lire

En savoir +

La lecture vient une fois que l’enfant comprend les mots et peut les prononcer. Nous suivons les phases du développement de la lecture dans la langue maternelle de l’enfant, en le familiarisant aux sons et aux lettres, étape par étape.

Pendant les cours, nous commençons par de courts mots et phrases, puis découvrons le monde des histoires.



4. Écrire

En savoir +

Quand l’enfant maîtrise les trois premières compétences, nous pouvons alors nous concentrer sur l’écriture. L’enfant se familiarise avec les sons et les lettres écrites par petites étapes, en suivant le développement de l’écriture dans sa langue maternelle.

Tracer, recopier et d’autres tâches écrites ludiques sont intégrées dans les leçons pour développer la compétence écrite.

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1. Listen

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    The secret for babies and kids learning their first, second or third language is early, regular and systematic exposure to the language.   

    Babies internalize their mother tongue just by hearing it regularly. It’s a fool-proof method that never fails.    This first phase is called silent phase, where nothing seems to be happening. Children are not really talking yet. It seems like nothing is going on. Silence.

    But in reality, so many things are happening. They’re listening. Their little brains are working full speed while picking up on meanings. The more they hear the language the more integrated it becomes.

Parler

2. Speak

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    Soon the child starts saying words and putting together short phrases and sentences. We create a variety of situations and contexts that promote the most possible practice to assimilate the new knowledge.

    In our classes we chit-chat all the time. We read stories, sing songs, chant and act out everyday situations to familiarize their little ears to the sound and intonation of the spoken English language.  

Lire

3. Read

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    Once the child understands the words and can speak them, reading comes next. We follow the developmental stages of learning to read in the child’s first language, familiarizing them with the sounds and letters step-by step.   

    In classes, we start with short words and sentences, then venture into the world of stories.

Ecrire

4. Write

  • Learn more

    After the child has mastered all three supporting skills, we can focus on writing. We become familiar with sounds and written letters in small steps, following the developmental stages of the child in their first language.

    Tracing, copying, and other fun writing tasks are incorporated in the class to develop the fourth skill of writing. 

Workshops


The methodology of the workshops are directly based on the child’s age and level of maturity which determines the type and length of activities in classes.

The activities are short and varied, alternating between dynamic activities and calmer circle time, during which we listen to stories, learn new words, chants and songs.


“First steps ”


Workshop for babies accompanied by their moms or dads to become little bilinguals through having a lots of fun.

Student age : 6 months to 3 years
Number of lessons : 30
Length of lesson : 45 mins
Vocabulary learnt : 300 – 350 words
Format : small group classes

“ Adventures in English”


Workshop for children for a total immersion into the English language universe through stories, songs and games to learn the language in the most effective and natural way.

Student age : 3 to 5 years
Number of lessons : 30
Length of lesson : 45 mins
Vocabulary learnt : 350 – 400 words
Format : small group classes

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ENGLISH & YOU
2 rue des Bains
17200 ROYAN
06 38 15 07 43
englishandyou17@gmail.com

Schedules


From monday to friday

AM 9h – 12h / PM 2h – 6h

” By appointment outside of these hours “

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