What age can a child begin at ?
The sooner the better! LCF Fun Language Clubs are designed for children from 2 year olds. We run separate clubs for preschoolers and for school age children. Kids learn when having fun and one mum recently said:
"I can't believe how engrossed my 4-year-old was in the classes. She did not even realise she was using the French words!"
Children play and learn together in small groups. The Club's Methodology is based on informal, fun activities, such as:
plenty of popular, lively games This interactive and communicative approach is supported by professionally designed materials including flashcards, board games, CDs, songbooks and activity sheets. The Clubs' method makes learning fun and stress free. While children play games, sing songs, act out role plays and interact with each other, they absorb the new language without consciously thinking about it. Naturally this all takes place within a carefully structured progressive sequence which enhances learning.
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Why learn Spanish ?
With 329 million native speakers, Spanish ranks as the world's No. 2 language in terms of how many people speak it as their first language. It is an official language on four continents and growing in popularity. Our proximity to Central and South America makes it particularly attractive as an option for a future career!
Spain is the birthplace of many household names such as artists Salvador Dali and Pablo Picasso, opera singers Placido Domingo and Jose Carreras and Formula 1 World Champion Fernando Alonso.
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Why learn French ?
French is spoken in many diverse corners of the globe, from Europe to Africa to our neighbours in the South Pacific.
And did you know that French is also the largest donor of foreign words in English? So learning French will greatly increase the number of English words your children know. French is also the lingua franca of culture, including art, cuisine, dance, and fashion. French is diplomatic language and an official working language in dozens of international organizations, including the United Nations, UNESCO, NATO, International Olympic Committee, and International Red Cross.
Learning French will certainly enrich your child's knowledge of English and broaden their cultural, culinary and artistic horizons!
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Why learn German ?
German, with the exception of Russian, is the most widely spoken European language.
Germany is one of the most magnificent countries of the world. It’s the country of fairytale castles, charming villages, gushing lakes and snow-capped mountains.
German is the official language in seven countries (Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Luxemburg, as well as parts of Italy and Belgium) and is spoken by over 100 million people world-wide.
Click here to view our LCF German language product range!
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Why learn Chinese ?
The importance of the Chinese language is rapidly increasing, particularly to the Australasian countries. Speakers of Chinese not only live in China, Taiwan, and Singapore, but also spread throughout Southeast Asia, North America, and Europe, where large Chinese communities congregate.
The Chinese language (spoken in its standard Mandarin form) is the official language of the People's Republic of China and the Republic of China, one of four official languages of Singapore, and one of six official languages of the United Nations. In 2008 there were 66,000 Chinese nationals studying in Australia, the largest contingent to date of Australia’s international student population.
Click here to view our range of Mandarin products and courses!
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How many hours a week ?
Research shows that it takes as little as 1-2 hours of exposure to another language per week and your child will start using the target language within a few weeks or months.
LCF encourages reinforcement by parents at home by offering FREE access to our online learning resource for French and Spanish for all club members.
All Club members also get a cd and songbook, stickers with other language resources available for purchase.
Most children attend LCF Fun language clubs for one hour per week. However, lunchtime Clubs of 30 - 40 minutes are becoming increasingly popular. Also, 2 hour "full immersion" Clubs for groups of pre-schoolers in French or Spanish are working very well.
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How much does it cost ?
Cost: prices can vary but most clubs range from $18-$25 for a 60 minute lesson.
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How do I enrol my child?
Click here to look for a club in your area. You can enrol and pay online for your chosen Fun Language Club.
If you cannot find a club in your area or you are having trouble finding a suitable club, let us know and we will help you start one for your kids! Contact us now!
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I would like to teach in LCF Fun Language Clubs. How can I get involved ?
|Visit our Recruitment website www.teachinglanguages.com.au for more information about becoming an LCF accredited teacher and what we look for. There are also still great opportunities for Potential Franchisees in some areas. Contact us!! email@example.com|
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What if my child already speaks a second language ?
|Fantastic!! Attending LCF Clubs can help your child stay motivated with their language skills, and help them to really see the advantages of their skills. Alternatively - your child may be ready to learn a third language. This is something they would probably have a head start in, as they will already have an increased awareness of languages and language learning.|
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Do the parents need to know this language ?
No - parents do not need to be able to speak the target language already - however you may find that your child will teach you a lot. You may want to join an adult club so that you can keep up with your child's progress.
We do encourage parents to play the club CD's at home and in the car, so that your child does get some language re-inforcement between the lessons.
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Are parents able to join in with their children at the clubs ?
|Parents are welcome to attend the pre-school clubs with their children. You can learn the new language alongside your pre-schooler and you can then have fun practising some phrases together between the lessons.|
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There are no clubs running in my area, so how can I join the LCF Clubs network?
We are always keen to expand into new areas, so contact us if you are interested in establishing a club in your area. It is often a fantastic way for a school to offer an educational before or after-school option for parents. If you think your school might be interested, we will be happy to help!
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I would like to offer LCF Language clubs in my school as a part of the curriculum. Is this possible?
Yes - LCF has a wide range of solutions to help you to offer languages at your school, both in the classroom and before or after school. This is a fantastic, fun and easy way for your school to make languages available to your students. Contact us for more details about this.
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