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How old do you have to be to start this program?

Children, even babies, can benefit at any age.

What can I do to enhance my child's learning experience outside of class?

  • Review the audiotaped lessons frequently (daily for a short time is better than weekly for a long time).
  • Sing together with your child.
  • Practice the language at home.
  • Use all sources of information: other bienvenue Tapes, videos, CD Roms, books, etc.
  • Make a long term committment.

What if the parents do not speak any French?

  • Practice and sing along the language at home while listening to the audiotaped lesson.
  • Look for opportunities for the children to hear French.

What do you offer for very young children?

Bienvenue for Tots (click here).

Which music should I choose if I am a beginning older child or adult?

Learn French (click here).

What is the importance of music for learning a new language?

Music

...solicits both parts of the brain.

...helps memorizing.

...invites participation.

...expresses the culture.

...is Fun!

Our children speak two languages, would it be detrimental to expose them to a third language?

On the contrary, research shows multiple languages enhances the child's ability to learn.

Can we use the tape, "Learn French", for homeschooling? How?

Yes, Learn French offers:

  • a series of songs that are easy to learn.
  • playful short dialogues for everyday communication.
  • transposable lyrics.

See the manual for detailed suggestions.

How long does it take to ship the product?

Orders are shipped by Priority US mail within a day of being received.
Shipping takes about 3 days within the United States.
Outside the US, shipping takes up to 7 days.