Classes

Language Fun Barbados offers French programs for children from 18 months up to 10 years old.
  • French Programs Available 

  • Papillon ( 18 months - 3 years) - Parent & Child Class

    Papillon is a parent-child class where your toddler from as young as 18 months is introduced to the French language. Since you, as a parent ( or another guardian), are present, you will also be exposed to the French language and can therefore reinforce the expressions that are learnt at home with your little one. We will use a lot of fun, sensorial activities to engage your toddler in this class.

    Fun fact: ‘Papillon” is French for ‘Butterfly’

    • Duration
      30 minutes per week
    • Length of program
      3 terms per school year (10 weeks per term)
    • Class size:
      8 students maximum
    • Price:
      $250
    • Location:
      Language Fun Barbados,
      Oxnards Heights,
      St. James.
  • Etoile (3 - 5 years old)- Parent & Child class

    The Etoile class follows the adventures of two adorable stuffed animals and takes place in a parent-child setting (or other guardian). Using familiar scenarios, pretend play, songs, games and other fun activities, your child will be immersed in the French language. Your child will engage their senses through various activities, all while learning French. The focus of this class is mainly to develop listening comprehension skills in French and eventually basic speaking skills as your child continues in the program.

    Fun fact: ‘Etoile” is French for “Star”

    • Duration
      45 minutes per week
    • Length of term:
      3 terms per school year (10 weeks per term)
    • Class size:
      8 students maximum
    • Price:
      $270*

      * Additional one-time cost of $24 for work cards (Lasts two years of the program).
    • Location:
      Language Fun Barbados
      Oxnards Heights,
      St. James
  • Soleil ( 5- 7 years old)- Child-only class

    The Soleil class follows the structure of the Etoile ( 3 -5 years) class where children follow the adventures of two fun-loving stuffed animals. Similar to the Etoile class, your child will follow familiar scenarios, sing songs, play games and engage in other fun activities, all while being immersed in the French language. The focus will be on developing listening comprehension skills so that your child starts to understand simple French and eventually develop basic speaking skills as they continue in the program. 

    Fun fact: ‘Soleil’ is French for ‘Sun’

     

    • Duration
      50 minutes per week
    • Length of term:
      3 terms per school year (10 weeks per term)
    • Class size:
      8 students maximum
    • Price:
      $270*

      * Additional one-time cost of $24 for work cards (Worksheets last two years of the program).
    • Location:
      Language Fun Barbados
      Oxnards Heights,
      St. James
  • Abeille (7 - 10 year olds)- Child-only class

    The Abeille class is for older children and uses many games and other fun activities to teach and immerse your child in the French language, in a fun, interactive way. The focus of this class is to develop listening comprehension skills in French as well as basic speaking, reading and writing skills in French.

    Fun fact: ‘Abeille” is French for “Bee”

    • Duration
      60 minutes per week
    • Length of term:
      3 terms per school year (10 weeks per term)
    • Class size:
      8 students maximum
    • Price:
      $300*

      * Additional one-time cost of $30 for worksheets (Lasts two years of the program).
    • Language Fun Barbados
      Oxnards Heights,
      St. James
  • What parents say about us

    • The use of props, songs and physical interaction during the class was well used and liked by not only my daughter but the entire class. This helped to maintain her attention span, as much as you can with a 3 year old!

      Our daughter has grown to like the class and often starts talking about the songs or repeats in French what she has learned over the months. The fact that it comes from her, without being prompted, shows me that not only she has enjoyed herself, but she has also learned a lot in a fun and memorable way.

      Nathalie Ferguson
      Mother of 3 yr old
    • Nathan enjoys the class. I think one of the best things about it is that it is more like being in playgroup vs a classroom. He gets to play but learn something at the same time. I have also noted that he spontaneously uses French words at home. One example is an evening when we were driving along and passed some cows grazing, he excitedly exclaimed “Look mummy, la vache!”

      I would recommend Language Fun Barbados to anyone who wants their child to learn a second language. Auntie Leandra does an excellent job!

      Dr. Asha Drakes
      Mother of 3 yr old
    • From my very first contact with Leandra, I felt comfortable that French immersion for my children; with her; would be a worthwhile decision. It has NOT been regretted!

      Leandra’s enthusiasm and passion for what she does is evident. Given these two characteristics, I believed that my children could learn well from her and thus did not have any reservations about enrolling them.

      My son and daughter look forward to their sessions with Aunty Leandra! Each session is very practical and builds on the previous one in highly interactive and fun ways. I love how child-centred Language Fun Barbados is in its approach to French immersion!

      Sasha Gill
      Mother of 6 & 9 yr olds
    • I love the class and I rave about it all the time. I have seen so many changes in him too and he is so excited about going to his class that it is all he talks about all week. When we were in Florida a few weeks back and driving to Orlando, he was singing his songs.

      My 3 year old can count from 1 to 10, he knows the animals in French, his colours and can carry on a simple conversation. I’m so proud of him and happy with this program. Leandra is the best! We will do it again next year!

      This is the best language program for children!

      Dava Leslie
      Mother of 3 yr old
    • Max has done so well in the program . He has loved learning French. I love how the program is done through play and engaging songs and games.

      We sat in at the end of his first term on a class that all of the parents were invited to and it was so great to observe all of the children being immersed in the language. Mrs. King speaks to them in complete French…for the entire duration of the hour, which is something that I can’t give them at home when I’m teaching them French, so I really appreciate that about the class.

      And in general, I’ve just found Leandra to be a very attentive and caring teacher, she’s gone out of her way to make sure that Max is comfortable in the class.

      Melanie Ryttersgaard
      Mother of 4 yr old
    • Signing up with Language Fun Barbados is a decision we will forever treasure!

      Our son attends the 3-5 age group French programme at Language Fun Barbados. He absolutely enjoys it! Whenever he whines about going to school on a Monday, he always says BUT I want to go to French with Auntie Leandra. He loves the interactive nature of the sessions…The creative and fun approach used to teach our kids a new language is unique and admirable. It is VALUE for money!

    NEW: Spanish Program (Sept 2020)

    We’re looking to launch our Spanish Program for Preschoolers starting from 2020 – 2021 school year. Get on the waitlist NOW to be the first to know when it launches! Sign up here: https://forms.gle/qckqdHSiotHvNzQN7

    Vacation Workshop: 6th - 9th April, 2020

    Grab your passports and boarding passes kids!
    Get ready to explore the exciting French-speaking world. Learn French and discover new Francophone regions during our upcoming French Vacation Workshop!  Get more details and sign up your child here: https://forms.gle/4rqhu4LiSg9Fo9C36 

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