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Poster Series: Les Transports

May 23, 2018

Welcome to our mini poster series!   The theme of this cute printable is Transport! Lots of vehicle vocabulary – print and stick up on the wall or keep it in the car and see if you can spot any on the road. I will be posting more posters over the coming months! Feel free …

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How to create French lessons for young kids?

May 12, 2018

For over 6 years I have been running sessions for children aged 0-7. I often get asked where I come up with my ideas and how do keep children engaged? It all starts with the right environment. Building a genuine connection with the children to gain their trust and to make them want to be …

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9 French phonetics you need to know to perfect your accent?

May 9, 2018

How are accents formed? The reason people have different accents is down to how our mouth makes different sounds. From birth we hear different phonemes (the smallest unit of sound like t, d, p…) being used around us and our brains begin to hardwire to those sounds. It then becomes harder and harder for us …

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We were successful at the HOOP awards!

May 1, 2018

Many thanks for everyone who voted! We were the runner up to the Museum of Scotland in the Best For Learning Category in the recent Hoop Awards which makes Mini French considered the top langauge activity provider in Edinburgh! Merci!


Snack and Rhyme Time – Les Escargots

Apr 30, 2018

Ok… so I am not proposing real snails. Although they are full of protein! This simple snack idea always goes down well at our house and gives us a reason to sing one of our popular Mini French songs – Petit Escargot.  Find the dual language recipe with images and the song words here 

Mini French feedback

Don’t ask us! Ask the parents!

Apr 23, 2018

We restarted last week! Before the Easter break, 40+ parents provided in depth feedback… 100% would recommend to a friend – and many have done. Always listening and always improving. Thank you to those who took part! Felicity

Go practice French with your kids on the cheap!

Apr 20, 2018

Is there a better way to put the French that you have been learning at your Mini French classes into practice? “Gone are the days of cheap flights” – Not if you search well and are flexible! I have just spent time on one of my favourite activities – searching for cheap flights 🙂 Perhaps you …

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And there you were…! Happy Birthday to us!

Apr 15, 2018

A big ‘Merci’ to the hundreds (maybe over a thousand if I actually counted!) of families who have supported and enjoyed Mini French over the last 6 years! We turn 6 tomorrow! I started my first group at Marchmont St Giles Church in Edinburgh one Wednesday morning and I still remember the children from the …

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Scotland's Play Charter: Play Champion

Mini French becomes a ‘Play Champion’

Apr 11, 2018

Happy days! Mini French is now recognised as a “Play Champion” meaning we officially recognise Scotland’s Play Charter which is a commitment to play for all babies, children and young people in Scotland! At Mini French our ethos is learning is best through play in the early years and this has been recognised! A Play …

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Free printable: Door signs!

Apr 11, 2018

Alert: language hack! Find the time to add some French to your day. Here is a free printable from Mini French to learn the names of rooms in the house! Keep it simple! Every little helps. Plus, the repetition of seeing and saying the words together once a day or even a few times a …

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