About French Frogglers
Fun online French classes for children aged 0 to 5 years
Would you like your child to learn French in a fun and effortless way?
French Frogglers focuses on teaching French with a Montessori inspired method to children aged 0 to 5 years, in an enjoyable and entertaining way.
We will not be able to resume our physical classes this term, but you can book a 10 week online course for the Autumn Term and attend the weekly classes with your little ones from the comfort of your home.
The classes will be interactive with flashcards, songs, stories, games, puppets and show and tell, all live via Zoom so children can see one another and feel connected to the teacher as well as their friends while learning French the fun way!
Toddlerhood is the perfect age to start learning a new language. Young children do it naturally and effortlessly and, as they have powerful imaginations, they love learning in a fun and playful way.
Learning a new language is also incredibly beneficial for stimulating our children’s brains and improving their creativity, confidence, self-esteem and cognitive abilities. It also plays an important role in childhood development.
The sensitive period for language development described by Maria Montessori occurs between birth until six years of age, when all children have an absorbent mind. During this period, they are naturally interested in learning the names for everything in their environment, making it the ideal time to easily learn, understand and speak a second language, and expand their vocabulary.
The children at French Frogglers will intuitively learn French through songs, simple stories, games, and interacting with a variety of puppets (including star puppet Frogouille!).
They will learn vocabulary about a variety of topics. Each term will introduce a new topic, and learning colours and numbers will be implemented in each and every class.
Your children will always hear the right pronunciation of the vocabulary introduced in the lessons, and as they are excellent imitators, they will acquire a lovely near native French accent.
This class is taught by a very experienced Montessori trained French teacher and native French speaker, and is perfect for both beginners and bilingual children.
If you are a bilingual family and are keen for your child to have regular language lessons to maintain their knowledge of their family’s native tongue, this is the perfect class for you! Very young children have the incredible ability to absorb and learn several languages at once, without getting confused.
So whether your children are beginners or speak some French already, they can benefit greatly from a class using both English and French.
French Frogglers will develop your children’s taste for learning French, and is a perfect basis for future successful language learning! Learning languages should be fun and effortless – at French Frogglers we focus on both – with the emphasis on fun!
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Cathie is just perfect with the little ones, my two boys have so much fun and always look forward to bringing something to show and hear what it is called in French! At home, my eldest has started to ask me what everything he can find is in French, so what a perfect way to develop an interest in learning a new language! Cathie teaches in a way that is so fun for the kids and easy to learn and recap what they have already learnt previously!
I take my 3 year old to classes on Tuesdays and he has picked up all the vocab so quickly. I “test” him at home from time to time and i am amazed at how much he has absorbed. Cathie is great with the children and my son absolutely adores her.
It is a great introduction to a second language and I highly recommend the class.
I am so happy I went to one of Cathie's French Frogglers lessons before Christmas. I absolutely loved everything about it. The ambiance, the setting but most of all I appreciated Cathie's pedagogy and fun all through her lesson. The way she makes every child (and parent!) feel special and welcome, the way she interacts in French and makes it easy to understand the message in English; the stories she tells (notice, I did not say "read") and the subtle moral at the end (this time it was about accepting differences and being friends); all accompanied by lovely and cute artefacts, soft toys, puppets, relevant objects and songs, coloured pictures and/or a white board. I have myself been a Montessori teacher for many years and I couldn't help but notice the natural way in which Cathie interacts with each child and the group of children; with respect, reverence and a lot of fun. I encourage everyone to try and see for themselves how fun and instructive it can be to learn and speak French with this great and bubbly teacher. Bravo & long life les Frogglers!
- Montessori Headteacher
Cathie is just amazing with children . Such a nice way to develop an interest in the French language. Fun, educational, useful and a tool for life. Cathie makes it easy for children to learn. Highly recommended.
My little girl LOVED storytime in French with all the amazing puppets! Lots of fun and engaging activities to help little ones learn French - we will be back! Thank you Cathie!
Learning French whilst having fun through songs, games, stories, puppet shows... and with a great teacher...! What's not to like?
For many years Cathie, introduced the French language to our children at Ladbroke square Montessori School . She found marvellous ways to inspire, and engage our children with puppets, stories and songs - combined with her gentle, lovely, sense of humour. I would wholeheartedly recommend Cathie to parents wishing for positive start and continued progress for their children with the French language.
- Lucy Morley, Montessori Headteacher
Cathie, who worked for our club (Le Club Frère Jacques) for 13 years and is now founder of French Frogglers, is that rare find: a teacher with a genuine love and natural gift for teaching languages to young children. The themed lessons are well planned to introduce children to French and develop their language skills. With many puppets, songs, games and tailored activities, her lessons captivate, entertain and teach in equal measure. If you are interested in introducing your child to French, this is the perfect way!
- Julie Scorah, Manager at Le Club Frère Jacques
Cathie Little taught French classes at both my schools once a week for 12 years, from September 2004 to March 2016. She was always reliable and cheerful. Her classes were imaginative and lively. The children were very engaged in the lessons and the parents impressed with their progress and knowledge of French. Her delightful personality made her a welcome weekly visitor.
- Felicity Marrian, Montessori Headteacher
Cathie taught our French classes for 9 years and we all were very sad when she left us to have her baby. The children thoroughly enjoyed her classes and she was always looking for new ways to keep them stimulated and engaged. She was reliable, cheerful, warm and enthusiastic and altogether an excellent teacher. I would highly recommend Cathie as a teacher to introduce children to learning French and feel sure that she will do a great job in her new venture running French Frogglers.
- Kay King, Nursery School Headteacher