LWFC teachers are native-fluent. They are selected for the skill with which they speak their language, their enthusiasm, ability to work with children, and to understand how they learn. Only teachers certified to use The Thibaut Technique® may teach in a Language Workshop for Children classes, camps, and preschools. Thibaut Technique Certification is earned after participating in intensive, hands-on training at the LWFC.
After teaching French to high school students in France and at a college in New York City, in the early 1970’s François Thibaut began working with children. He was so impressed with the ease with which youngsters learn language that he soon began focusing on developing the right technique to blend a child’s unique emotions, perceptions and development with methods to teach language. Since then François Thibaut and his Language Workshop for Children continues to be recognized as the pioneer of early language education. Thibaut is the author of numerous articles on the subject of children’s language acquisition. François Thibaut is also the producer of the Professor Toto Language Education Series, winner of the I-Parenting, Parents Choice, Family Choice, NAPPA, Homeschool.com and Creative Child awards.
Mr. Thibaut is a member of the National Association for Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the National Network for Early Language Learning (NELL), American Association of Teachers of French (ATTF), American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portugese (AATSP), American Association of Teachers of Italian (AATI), the Foreign Language Educators of New Jersey (FLENJ), and the National Afterschool Association.