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The importance of ‘Biculturalism’ & 5 practical steps to foster it

Jul 15, 2018

As ‘enlightened’ parents seeking to bring up their child with more than one language in their life we can often focus on bilingualism as the only goal. But what about biculturalism? I am fascinated by ways we can boost our kids brain function! If eating loads of amazing food, travel and enjoying cool events are …

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7 simple ideas to teach your child French this summer

Jun 28, 2018

Sun’s out and Mini French does not have summer classes this term! Keep up the French with a few ideas here and make sure to download the summer activities French checklist below: Visit the your local library and check out the dual or foreign language book section (for books I recommend on Amazon.co.uk see here) …

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Free French Poster: Les Legumes

Jun 27, 2018

Up your French vocabulary at home with this cute poster! Keep it handy in the kitchen and say the words when youare cooking or eating. Leave me a comment if there are other themes you would like to see in this series? À bientôt!

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4 hacks for French immersion at home

Jun 26, 2018

We’d all love to have a multilingual nanny or to attend a regular childrens’ language class to give our child the gift of language, multiplying their opportunities and expanding their horizons. But for one reason or another this is not always possible. The good news is there are some cool products and tech hacks out …

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Thomas’ Story: When & how to start a language with your preschool child?

Jun 23, 2018

When deciding whether to start a language with your preschooler, hearing from other parents can be very helpful. This post will answer lots of your questions and make you giggle as well! This week I have a wonderful insight into the language learning journey of one of my Mini French families. Thomas has been enjoying …

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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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Take the 10-day Mini French challenge!

May 23, 2018

So you want to teach your child another language? Believe in the power of languages and bilingualism? Know all about the amazing cognitive benefits learning another language could have for your child? BUT have a string of reasons why you just haven’t started a language with them yet? Or, you have started but need inspiration …

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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!

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