Welcome to Culturefrog
Culturefrog is an exciting, new approach to learning real French.
We believe that language is developed through activities, having fun and above all, hearing the genuine sounds of the language from a native speaker.
Our groups for very young children (0 - 5 years) use stories, songs, games and craft activities to gently introduce the sounds of a new language. These familiar activities contribute to creating a relaxed environment, encouraging self-confidence and thus developing language through action. Children have the opportunity to understand first-hand that other people speak and communicate differently, but that this is no barrier to enjoyment and sharing. Developing an ear for other languages will in turn facilitate later learning.
Our adults groups use similar principles: we emphasise the importance of learning to listen to the sounds of real French in order to better reproduce those sounds and build the speaker's confidence. Understanding key cultural differences and exploring situations through games helps de-dramatize the difficulties of speaking another language.
We also develop supports for learning French (CDs, stories, games...) and actively support early years bilingualism.
Classes in Kinross, Perth and coming soon to Edinburgh. If you'd like to know more about what we do, dates and times or upcoming events, please contact us.
First Steps in French
"Culturefrog's First Steps in French programme has made the introduction of a second language for my daughter an exciting and fun thing to do. I believe this provides a good basis for the skills she will need in an increasingly international world."
Schools and Nurseries
"Both Jenny & Stephane have a unique and creative approach in introducing French language to the children. Both child-centered and adult led activities allow the children to experience the language and culture in a dynamic and meaningful way. The children love participating in each weekly session, so much so that the nursery teachers are now supporting their learning and experiences through the music, cds and books.
It is evident that both Jenny & Stephane have a passion for their approach and a proven knowledge on how best children can develop and learn a second language with confidence and enjoyment."
Louise Smart, Director, Rosemount Nursery, Kinross
Culturefrog's learning experiences (stories, songs, activities with talk) utilise the ways in which children learn best and provide not only explicit word learning in the songs but also key phrases, eg 1, 2, 3, partez! within the structuring of the sessions and possibly most importantly, immersion in the French language during the linked follow-up activities and accompanying talk. The children thoroughly enjoyed the structure of the sessions and they often joined in with repeated phrases.
Rachel Davidson, Nursery teacher
"C'est grâce à des personnes comme vous que Lyon peut rayonner à l'international!"
Chargée de communication, Animation des Ambassadeurs ONLYLYON
"It's thanks to people like you that Lyon can have a real international presence!"
Emmanuelle MANFREDI, Communication Officer, ONLYLYON Ambassadeurs' network
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