Annabelle's

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A brief history of Bonjour Lulu at Annabelle's.
I started my Bonjour Lulu French club at Annabelle's in April 2013 by running two clubs: one at the site in Great Coxwell, and another at the Longcot Pre-School. The uptake was fantastic with the vast majority of children coming back each subsequent term. I am quite proud to say that ALL of the children who signed up at the Longcot Pre-School in April 2013 stayed with me until they went off to school this recent September! Sadly, so many children went off to school from both groups, that I didn't have enough children to run a club in for the autumn term. However, I am pleased to say that I am re-offering it out again after Christmas for the Spring term....
 
Who is the club for?
It is open to all children attending the Longcot Pre-School who are aged 3 and above - whether they previously attended the club or not. However, please note that children are invited to join for the term after they have turned 3. 

What will your child do at the club?
Your child will learn French through fun and interactive activities such as games, songs, rhymes, stories and even a bit of drama! Prior to each session, I send out an email to all parents with a little description of what we will do as well as the vocabulary covered so that you can practise with your little ones at home. I also try to send out the occasional personal email to let you know just how well your child is doing!

Each half-term includes at least one and sometimes two themes. For example, during the theme of animals, children learn how to name a range of pets and farm animals along with other bits of useful French that pop up in the stories and rhymes used to reinforce the animals. For example: What's your name and my name is, the numbers 1-5, I go (with quickly and slowly) and the words for big and small.

Each session is carefully designed to reinforce and build-on from the previous. There is always a mixture of speaking the language, understanding and responding to the language, as well as some natural exposure and absorption of the language. In this way, a range of learning preferences as well as shy and chatty characters are all catered for each week!

Who am I?
I am a fully qualified and experienced Modern Foreign Languages teacher (and Annabelle's parent!) with experience of teaching languages in both secondary and primary schools. Now in addition to working at Ferndale House Prep school two days a week, I run Enjoy Languages delivering fun and engaging lessons to learn of all ages and abilities via projects such as the Bonjour Lulu fun clubs. Naturally, I hold CRB clearance.

When will the club run?
It runs at Longcot Pre-School on a Thursday morning at about 9.10 am. 

Each session lasts for 20 minutes and costs just £2.50 per child. The club will run for 9 weeks in the Spring term: starting on Thursday 15th January and finishing on Thursday 19th March. (Please note this includes a two week break over half-term i.e. no session on February 12th and February 19th). The total cost for the term is therefore £22.50.

How can you register?
Registration is done directly through myself via the form linked below. Please note, I will not be asking for payment until I confirm that there are enough children signed-up for the club to run.

Merci!





Testimonials

 "My four year old daughter has thoroughly enjoyed her French sessions at pre-school and has learnt a lot in a short period of time. Lorraine makes the learning fun and my daughter regularly recites the songs at home, practising her new words. Lorraine's classes have been a fantastic introduction to learning French for my daughter." 

"Just a quick 'thank you' for all the effort you put into these classes. It is lovely when my little boy asks me what my name is (speaking in French). We bought the French for fidgets CD and out of the blue we will have a shout from the back of the car shouting 'Lorraine teaches me this!"'"

"Amanda really enjoys her French lessons and especially likes singing the songs." 

"Lorraine, many many thanks for inspiring Olivia so much with French, she really seems to have taken to it with gusto, so much so that she often breaks into songs or phrases at home or nursery!"