Learning French as a foreign language as a child has several advantages. At L’ecole de Francais, we teach French classes to both the children of natives and of people for whom French is a foreign language.
Read the five reasons to learn French while young.
1. Learning French as a child: Children’s brains are like sponges
You’ve always heard it, children find it easier to learn anything. the practice of learning a new language itself contributes to the early cognitive development of young learners! Yes, their brains are indeed like sponges.
That’s why we work in cycles and through play. They learn without realising it.
2. Learning a foreign language increase the critical thinking skills of children
Studies have shown that foreign language learning increases young children’s critical thinking skills, creativity, problem-solving skills and flexibility of mind. They understand the functioning and differences of their language through French language learning. This awareness and critical thinking will help them later on in school.
Social growth and development in a group activity. Learning French gives a better start for school and other extracurricular activities, and They will have friends with the same interests outside of school. in addition, it will contribute to openness and curiosity about other cultures and languages, an opportunity to broaden a child’s horizons.
4. Children that learn French as a foreign language are more likely to sound like a native speaker
When children learn a foreign language like French early on, they’re more likely to sound like a native speaker. As they grow older, they can go on to achieve greater linguistic expertise. This explains why our teachers are all native speakers and have extensive experience with children.
5. A first step to learning other languages
French is a window to the world, to travel or study in all French-speaking countries. Learning French is a good base for learning other languages, especially Romance languages (Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and Romanian) as well as English because a significant percentage of English vocabulary is derived from French.
Learn more about our children’s French courses for native and non-native speakers.