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Frequently Asked Questions

Our Teaching Method

Why do we teach foreign languages to young people?

Speaking one or more foreign languages is essential for your child's future as it is a valuable ability to improve the personal, social and professional quality of life

Learning foreign languages is a precious asset for developing concentration and memory skills, improving school results, gaining self-confidence, and opening up to the world and other cultures.

When can we start learning a new language?

Learning a new language should begin as early as possible! 

Our centre welcomes all young people from the age of 3 to 18.

Who are our teachers?

Our teachers are all professionals in language teaching to young people. We carefully select them for their professional and human qualities. 

Our teachers are all native speakers or have the equivalent of C2 level (CEFR).

Our teachers all receive some pedagogical training and follow-up at our centre.

How is my child’s language level evaluated?

You can indicate an estimate of your child's level in the registration form. You can also mention any other details you might find relevant (e.g. multilingual family, previous language courses taken, stays abroad).

Our advisers are also available to help you determine your child's level.

Our teachers will assess your child's level orally at the beginning of the course.
In case of a discrepancy between your child's level and the group's, we will contact you to offer a more suitable group to match your child's needs.

Our teaching method

Our method consists of learning the foreign language as naturally as possible. Our approach consists of acquiring the foreign language as naturally as possible. From the first day, fully immersing the young person in the language will be incredibly efficient.

What to expect from school term classes? 

  • 3-5 years: Linguistic immersion through educational activities, games, songs and everyday situations. Our approach is thus more practical than 'passively' academic. Young people can enjoy learning the new language through edutaining (instructive and entertaining) and dynamic exercises (e.g. mime a piece, recreate a scene from a story, scavenger hunts).
  • 6-11 years: Immersion facilitates the acquisition of the new language to optimise the learning process. Young people are introduced to or enhance different language features (e.g. grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation) at once through edutaining (instructive and entertaining) activities according to their needs and interests. Listening and speaking are central to our teaching method to encourage your child’s enhancement of practical and concrete skills. Reading and writing activities may complement our approach depending on the learner’s abilities and needs.
  • 12-18 years: Our teachers specialise in teenagers' language training. Adolescents need to cover and express themselves on topics that matter to them (e.g. personal and social issues and solutions, intercultural exchange, the environment, and the future). Around key weekly themes, teenagers enhance all skills (listening, speaking, reading, writing) as well as communication and interpersonal skills in the foreign language.

Teaching resources

Throughout the course, the child will receive material carefully chosen by the teacher to work on different themes and topics. This material can include copies, pictures, magazines or books. The school provides educational material, which the administrative fee includes.

Our Groups

For optimal efficiency, our group are composed of up to 10 participants.
We group young learners according to their age and language level.

How can I follow my child’s progress?

Our teachers can answer your questions before or after your child's class by appointment. If you wish to talk with a teacher, we can arrange a meeting for you.

Our teaching team is at your disposal throughout the year.

Open classes at the end of each term allow you to see your child's progress (depending on health and safety measures). 

At the end of the school year, your child receives a certificate and a personalised evaluation that will indicate the progress and level reached in the foreign language.

Administrative procedure

How to enrol?

Enrolling is easy! 

On our website, browse the various course packages and select your course. Then, create your family account on MyIclub via our website and add your child as a new KJC learner. 

If your child is already a KJC learner, you can log onto your MyIclub account directly.
One course registration is only valid for one specific child and week.

You will then receive a detailed confirmation of enrolment by email, which will include all practical information (e.g. organisation, payment).

Our school-term packages:

  • Term 1: course from September to December
  • Terms 2 & 3:  course from January to June
  • Full school year (3 terms): course from September to June
  • "Discovery" classes: 2 trial classes

When do courses start?

End September.

► See Course Calendar

Can I enrol my child during the year? 

You can! Together we will find the right group for your child's age, level, needs, and availability.

What if my child is absent?

The price of a course is all-inclusive (administrative and tuition fees). Your child's place is booked and guaranteed, whether your child is present or absent.

An absence for personal reasons is neither recoverable nor refundable. The teacher will provide the child with the pedagogical follow-up, the different notes and the necessary material for the missed class to ensure the quality of the learning.

Refunds are only granted under certain conditions and on presentation of proof (e.g. a medical note for a minimum of 2 consecutive absences). Please refer to our general conditions of sale.

Payment

The full payment of each registration is to be preferably made by bank transfer, after receiving your registration confirmation and before the beginning of the course.

For all course packages, the total amount corresponds to the tuition fees for the chosen period + course material + administrative fees.

For the "Discovery" bundle, the total amount corresponds to the tuition fees for 2 courses.

Invoice

If you wish to receive an invoice, please email us your request with all the necessary information.

 

Practical organisation

How long is a school-term class?

Our school-term period is 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Your child can attend 1 class per week. The class's day and time correspond to your selection and registration confirmation (e.g. Wednesdays, 2-3:30 pm).

Welcoming your child

Our team welcomes your children 15 minutes before the class and will accompany them to their classroom. We encourage the "Kiss & Ride" or kiss your child a good day and drop them off at the centre's entrance.

To avoid overcrowding within our premises, we kindly ask parents not to accompany their children into the classrooms. Our team will come and collect them.

If you have any further information about your child's needs, please contact us before the course on 02 218 39 20 or info@kiddyclasses.net.

Our Brussels centre

Our Brussels centre has an inner courtyard and many classrooms suitable for small groups.

The classrooms are adapted and arranged according to age groups. The toddlers will benefit from child-friendly furniture, cushions, activity mats, and soft toys for a stimulating environment on/near the ground floor.

Each classroom has all the essential furniture, enough space to encourage dynamic activities, and a shared bathroom either in the classroom (en suite) or nearby.


Health and Safety Measures

The health and safety of all is our priority.

We implement all the necessary hygiene and safety measures following the Belgian/European authorities for the well-being of all.

We ventilate all classrooms regularly, clean class equipment with a disinfectant solution and provide hand gel at the reception and in class. Masks are no longer compulsory yet still recommended indoors.

Our coordinators accompany your children to their classrooms to avoid overcrowding in the yard, halls, stairs and classrooms.

We thank everyone for respecting these measures for the health and safety of all.