What’s the secret to our internationally recognized language classes at The Language Workshop for Children?
Our unique, internationally-recognized teaching method, which is developed especially for children. They discover language through movement, touch, sight, hearing, voice and emotion to ensure that what they learn they retain for life.
The Language Workshop for Children’s Director/Founder François Thibaut invented the enriched play method to teach French, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, and English to kids. Since 1973 his internationally-recognized LWFC has offered stimulating language lessons for babies, toddlers and elementary grades. Original music, vocabulary-building songs, language immersion, festive visual aids, action games and native-fluent language teachers are why the LWFC is the country’s leader in children’s language educational play. As Thibaut says, “Children remember the words that make them happy”.
To the untrained eye LWFC classes resemble simple playgroups. The difference is The Thibaut Technique®, a whole language approach employing both sides of the brain. The left brain governs grammar, vocabulary and meaning while the right processes emotion and voice melody. Songs reinforce grammatical patterns, visual aids symbolize vocabulary, and games carry emotion; vital factors when teaching children to speak another language.
The LWFC’s native speaker teachers are carefully trained to use our respected The Thibaut Technique®. And our language-rich songs are especially written for the LWFC (Language Workshop for Children), recorded by native speakers, and reinforce grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation in a happy Thibaut Technique® way. Every session, students receive a professionally produced, durable and collectable Songs & More CD/Workbook Set (plus an LWFC Storybook for older students) to practice what they’re learning at home. Since the LWFC produces the multi-award winning Professor Toto Language Education Series you know you are getting top quality materials.
Whether it is private lessons, language immersion preschool, after-school lessons, school-break programs, toddler classes, baby education or summer day camp, the subtle details of the LWFC’s celebrated Thibaut Technique® and the quality of their colorful and professional take-home materials is what makes the difference.
Some Media Praise:
“At French for Tots in Manhattan, François Thibaut teaches children how to speak French. His love of the children and enthusiasm for what he is teaching is legendary among New York parents.”
read The New York Times article
“… There’s a world of difference between teaching young children a language with methods designed specifically and exclusively for them, such as the Thibaut Technique … and teaching them with methods adapted from lessons for adults.”
read Associated Press article
“Early learning is thriving in New York. It sounds like beginner’s French, the only difference is that the students have not yet learned how to speak. This is The Language Workshop for Children.”
read BBC USA Direct News article
“Four year old Alexandra D. talks to her toy animals in Japanese. At snack time, she spontaneously shifts to French. Lindsay S. at age 8 shows an ability to carry on a basic conversation in French without the slightest English accent. Both have been students since the age of 2 at The Language Workshop for Children.”
read Better Homes and Gardens article
You can find even more media praise about Language Workshop for Children ans The Thibaut Technique® here.