How does language-learning take place in the classroom?

We provide our educators with tools such as visual aids (images, objects, pictograms, etc.), and encourage them to use strategies such as supporting words with gestures, using short, simple sentences, rephrasing words expressed by the child, using repetition, music and stories in French, etc. to foster the development of your child’s language abilities. We do our utmost to make the use of the French language fun, positive, engaging and appealing. We acknowledge that many of the children who attend our centres are from English-speaking background. Our main goals are to ensure they adapt well in their new environment and that they create bonds with the educators and their classmates. Once they’ve successfully integrated into the classroom, and have formed strong emotional bonds with their peers, children can devote their energy to developing spontaneous French conversation.