Can anyone suggest ANYthing I can do to go about finding something for my ds (2.9) to do to give him exposure to French. We live near Glasgow but the only thing I can lay my hands on at the moment is the Alliance Francaise and their playgroup on a Saturday morning but I want something midweek.
I have done various e-searches but can't find a number for Club Francais or anything of any use at all.
He is a very bright and very active child. I have already done some French with him and he remembers everything and has the most beautiful accent. When he hears someone speaking French he runs up to them and says "Bonjour!".
Would appreciate any suggestions!
Well that's pretty poor Bella, I agree.
Is anywhere in Glasgow twinned with a French city?
I never got going on anything midweek with ds and dd as I went back to work outside the home both times, but am hoping to get them both penfriends in due course, either through a schoolteacher pal in Normandy or via our borough's twinning with a Paris suburb.
And it won't be all that long before your ds will be up to enjoying Tintin and Asterix first in English then raiding your originals...ours at five is starting to be fascinated by this.
I also wondered if there might be worthwhile contacts for you at Glasgow's French Department?
Grenoble, now that sounds good. Unlike the charmless Antony where I spent some still enjoyable exchange visits as a teenager...
Thanks for the Fnac tip Tiggus, ds is working his way through our "Captain Haddock A-Z of Insults" and it is taxing our French pretty seriously...
has anyone heard of the BBC Language Programme for children - aka MUZZY, in French, Spanish etc. i was sent a brochure awhile ago and have been umm-ing and arr-ing. dd, 3, does a little bit of french at nursery and I wondered if it might be a good investment.
Check out this website - Poisson Rouge It's fab! It was put together by an Anglo French couple who incedentally also made the Boohbah's website. Its just right for 3 year olds and although it's mostly language free, has two seperate A-Z sections, one in French one in English, with lots of simple little games. He'll love it.
Betamum - I've heard of the Muzzy coures, but like you I was also wondering how good they are as they cost well over £100. Also wasn't sure how far advanced they go. My ds is only 5, but we are thinking of moving to France within a year, and would like to help him as much as possible beforehand.