• Are Virtual or In-Person Lessons Right for You?

    View our bullet points below to help inform your decision! Please feel free to contact us with any questions!
  •  

    Virtual Learning

    In-Person Learning

    Scheduling
    • Live lessons available in real time, to fit your child’s schedule.
    • Lessons can be changed and adjusted on short notice
    • Not constrained by physical attendance, meaning lessons can be taken on vacation
    • Lessons available at limited, set times
    • Lessons are more difficult to change on short notice
    • Constrained by physical attendance, meaning lessons cannot be taken on vacation
    Pedagogy
    • Lessons available at whatever length and frequency is best suited to your child
    • Customized lesson length and style proven by our own research and current academic consensus to be more effective for children (especially younger children)
    • Increases your child’s comfort and fluency with online learning, which is quickly becoming essential.
    • Minimum of 1 Hour
    • Lesson format is less customizable due to required minimum length.
    • More likely to result in attention burnout and significantly reduced effectiveness of lessons, especially with younger children.
    • Does not provide any additional benefits in terms of comfort and fluency with online learning
    Teachers
    • Qualified full-time language teachers from Bogota, Columbia (Spanish) and Paris, France (French)
    • Native speakers in New York City, but not guaranteed to be life-long educators
    COVID-19 Security
    • “Closure-free” model: Lessons will continue regardless of current events
    • All appropriate safety precautions are taken, but lessons may be subject to school closure in the event of a COVID-19 outbreak or mandate
         
     
    • “… There’s a world of difference between teaching young children a language with methods designed specifically and exclusively for them, such as the Thibaut Technique … and teaching them with methods adapted from lessons for adults.”

      Associated Press
    • “I see how eager the children are to learn. For them, learning Spanish is play. I am a physician, and I know that the brain develops fastest when children learn language early. They grasp concepts easier and their pronunciation is perfect.”

      Dr. Wilczeski
    • “François Thibaut teaches children how to speak French. His love of the children and enthusiasm for what he is teaching is legendary among New York parents.”

      The New York Times
    • “It is the only program of its type that approaches language so naturally at such a young age. Mr. Thibaut really cares about the children. It shows, and they can feel it.”

      Mrs. Nerlino
    • “I can say with no hesitation that there is no program that can possibly compare with the LWFC. This is the only school that has exposed my child to another language in a way that she can retain.”

      Mrs. Siegel