The Language Workshop for Children’s Director/Founder François Thibaut invented the enriched play method to teach French, Spanish, Italian and Chinese to kids. Since 1973 his internationally-recognized LWFC has offered stimulating language lessons for babies, toddlers and elementary grades. Original music, vocabulary-building songs, language immersion, festive visual aids, action games and native-fluent language teachers are why the LWFC is the country’s leader in children’s language educational play. As Thibaut says, “Children remember the words that make them happy”.
To the untrained eye LWFC classes resemble simple playgroups. The difference is The Thibaut Technique®, a whole language approach employing both sides of the brain. The left brain governs grammar, vocabulary and meaning while the right processes emotion and voice melody. Songs reinforce grammatical patterns, visual aids symbolize vocabulary, and games carry emotion; vital factors when teaching children to speak another language.
The LWFC’s native speaker teachers are carefully trained to use our respected The Thibaut Technique®. And our language-rich songs are especially written for the LWFC, recorded by native speakers, and reinforce grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation in a happy Thibaut Technique® way. Every session, students receive a professionally produced, durable and collectable Songs & More CD/Workbook Set (plus an LWFC Storybook for older students) to practice what they're learning at home. Since the LWFC produces the multi-award winning Professor Toto Language Education Series you know you are getting top quality materials.
Whether it's language immersion preschool, after-school lessons, school-break programs, toddler classes, baby education or summer day camp, the subtle details of the LWFC’s celebrated Thibaut Technique® and the quality of their colorful and professional take-home materials is what makes the difference.
“[FRANCOIS THIBAUT] IS ONE OF A VERY FEW EXPERTS IN TEACHING LANGUAGES TO SMALL CHILDREN.”
“THERE’S A WORLD DIFFERENCE BETWEEN TEACHING YOUNG CHILDREN WITH METHODS DESIGNED EXCLUSIVELY FOR THEM, SUCH AS THE THIBAUT TECHNIQUE® AND TEACHING THEM WITH METHODS ADAPTED FROM LESSONS FOR ADULTS.”