The Language Workshop for Children® at FLIP4Kids™ uses the Thibaut Technique® developed and perfected by Francois Thibaut in 1973. His method combines a carefully structured curriculum and a child’s innate love of play. LWFC’s structured playgroups let parents capture the window of opportunity years when children have the greatest capacity for simultaneously learning and retaining multiple languages.
Our classes systematically use the Language Workshop for Children’s vocabulary-building songs, games, and activities to emotionally engage children in the natural process of language learning. Native-fluent teachers use props, visual aids, movement and humor to expose children to the language through a sound-rich environment. Children learn naturally by first hearing the sounds of the target language, then understanding, and finally speaking. Instead of using translation, children are fully immersed in the language.
Each new session, every student receives a fresh song CD tucked into a colorful, professionally illustrated and printed Songs and More™ workbook to take home, practice with, and keep. The LWFC’s Songs and More series is available exclusively through the The Language Workshop for Children. Since the melodies and the words change every session students constantly acquire and build upon their inventory of language skills.
With The Thibaut Technique, kids learn naturally, not by translating.
First they hear, then they understand, and finally they speak.
At The Language Workshop® children are immersed in their new language learning from native- fluent teachers. Language Workshop For Children instructors are trained to use the program’s renowned Thibaut Technique, ensuring fidelity to the program’s time-tested method. All teachers are native fluent in the target language and are trained to use pace, sequence, voice melody, body language, emotion, social interaction, and other strategies to teach children the target language. Classes are limited in size, so each child is nurtured, encouraged, and secure in taking risks for learning.