How many hours of language practice per day?
The classes are 3hrs per day in all centres, 6hrs per day in the immersion courses, and even more in the residential courses. Apart from immersion courses, the activity courses (photography, dance, sport, discovery, film making, art, tennis, horse riding, etc...) group the children according to their age and/or their sports level irrespective of the language studied.
The activities are mainly taught in French. If you would prefer a course taught entirely in the language studied, please choose the immersion course. Those studying French will benefit from activities conducted in French.

When aimed at the very young, these classes develop their audio-vocal organs (ear and voice): practicing a language at an early age helps children to develop their learning abilities... and they will keep them for life!
Improvements are most noticeable for 8 - 10 yr olds. For teenagers, they can make outstanding progress.

How can I know what my child did during the holiday courses ?
For children from 3-12 yrs we offer a booklet with more details about the language lessons they learned. This consists of several parts: Routine activities, level assessment activity, teaching vocabulary and basic classroom instructions, the theme-related activities and games and a summary form.

Division into groups according to age and level with a maximum of 10 children or adolescents per group.

A certificate and course report are provided at the end of each course.

Learning a new language
Learning a language is a long process which can be frustrating for parents. It requires a lot of patience.
This is a three-steps process:
1. Reception: The child hears the words, repeats it, associates them to pictures and actions. He understands them.
2. Assimilation: The language becomes more familiar.The child can react to commands with actions or simple answers.
3. Linguistic production: The child is able to give elaborate answers. He can gradually speak independently. He progressively uses abstract concepts.