Would you like to help your kids learn French?
Would they like to have a French-speaking penpal?
Penpals4kids program is fun pen pal program. We will help you connect with French-speaking families and your kids will exchange 3 hand-written letters per academic year with their French-speaking pen pals (penfriends).
I will give priority to the kids who regularly attend my Bilingual Zoom Classes because most of my French-speaking students do attend them and would be delighted to see their pen pals there too!
It's very simple! Your kids will just have to
You will then scan it and send a PDF letter (not a photo of it please, if possible) to your pen pal and please don't forget to copy me on the email @firstname.lastname@example.org. (It is possible to exchange snail mail letters too, if your pen pals are OK too) .
It's very important that you
IMPORTANT! In order to facilitate the proper functioning of this program, it is very important that each family respects the rules and deadlines 👍(which are quite flexible). We wouldn't want to have a child wait too long for his/her letter and be sad 😢.
We organize fun Zoom Bilingual classes on Mondays.
This is no 'traditional' class. We have fun and play together in both French and English for around 45 minutes. After the class, we can chat together and I can answer all your questions.
We also organize a fun Zoom French Class (once a month) with other English-speaking children.
Please, always book your class before the Friday evening preceding the Monday Zoom class! It is cheaper and much more convenient to prepay for 5 or 10 classes. This is also the best way to keep your motivation strong throughout the academic year and get organized.
The weekly Bilingual Zoom Classes and the monthly French Zoom Class take place on Mondays at 6:15 PM (Paris, France time zone).
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I always send you a countdown a few days before the event (by email and on Instagram) to help you connect on time :)
You will receive the Zoom codes by email a few days before the class (Via the Newsletter only) once you have payed your entrance fee.
IMPORTANT! Prepayed classes are valid during the whole French academic year (September-June). We do not refund missed classes. Unattented prepayed classes can still be valid the following academic year for exceptional circumstances (illness, hospitalization, Internet outage etc.) and on receipts.
Print out our lovely hand-made bilingual flashcards to follow along.
Flashcards are in 3 versions - English, French & blank
Your kids will have hours of fun sorting out the cards by language or matching a picture with its word in either French or English... Or why not play a Memory Game? Your kids can colour them and you can even laminate them to take them away with you everywhere you go. Why not even play outside while learning French? Or learn French while playing outside? :)