"One language sets you in a corridor for life.
Two languages open every door along the way.
Frank Smith, Canadian writer

Apprendre une autre langue est idéal dès le plus jeune âge. C'est le moment où l'enfant est le plus réceptif.
Cet apprentissage favorise le développement de l'enfant et joue un rôle important dans son ouverture au monde.

Et quoi de mieux pour apprendre une langue que de l'intégrer dans notre vie quotidienne ? Au Jardin de Solférino l'anglais est aux côtés du français au quotidien et au sein de chaque classe.

Une équipe de
3 enseignants

Rebeka, Philippe et Mathilde, nos trois enseignants anglophones échangent chaque jour avec les enfants de façon informelle ou lors de séances dédiées.

au quotidien

dans chaque classe

Dans chaque classe et quotidiennement un enseignant anglophone s'adresse aux enfants en anglais. Il pratique les rituels de classe et anime les ateliers de la même manière que pourrait le faire un enseignant en français. Progressivement et au rythme de chacun, les apprentissages peuvent se faire aussi bien en français qu'en anglais.

"English is Fun!"
des ateliers
100% en anglais

Les mercredis et pendant les vacances scolaires, Philippe propose aux enfants d'approfondir leurs apprentissages en anglais autour d'activités ludiques et toujours dans la bonne humeur !

Engligh, another language in JDS everyday life

Here at the JDS, we firmly believe that learning another language is essential to children's development and can play an important role in their open mindedness. That is why it is taught in our classrooms daily!


In those two classes, English is truly taught alongside French. The best way to learn another language is to incorporate it in our everyday life. Rebbecca, our English teacher, goes to each class once a day, and addresses the children in English the same way the rest of the staff would do in French. She does rituals (weather, date, register), presents, as well as leads the workshops, and chats to the children during informal times, ALL of that in English!! To set the example, the other members of the team also address Rebecca in English!


In this class, there are some dedicated times to English and some everyday life English as well.

We have an appointed English “regroupement” at 12am averyday, where we read the menu, tell the weather and the date, and play games.

English is also an integral part of the class. Some of the workshops are presented and performed by the children in English. Therefore, English can be used as naturally as French, and the children are used to switching to English when needed!

"English is Fun!": dedicated workshops on Wednesdays and during school holidays with Philippe

The workshop always starts with my welcoming the children into the classroom and having a discussion with them. They can express how they feel using the previous vocabulary they have learnt. After that, they usually begin with describing the day's weather and then with my help, they try to situate the date and week of the year particularly in relation to the seasons.

Afterwards we all sing together! We sing certain songs every week whereas others are introduced as we go along according to the subjects the children study in general.

Then I introduce a few simple fun games which are aimed at developing their memory and concentration.

Next, the second part of the workshop is organised using activities relating to the day's subject matter. Some are games with music and others consist of tasks which improve either their manual skills or coordination.

Each child being different, the pupils can carry out their tasks at their own pace and they can decide to take a break if they feel the need to do so.

Most of the children who attend the English workshop on Wednesdays already have a good knowledge of English and this makes it easier for them to communicate with me and to want to learn more.

I talk to them in English as much as I can but I sometimes make pauses and explain things in French when I find it necessary. They learn about various subjects like colours, animals and nature among others.

The children study each one over a period of several weeks which enables them to have a better grasp of the chosen topic and to memorize notions and facts about it well.

The workshop ends with tidying up the classroom and everyone helps with doing this. "My main priority is to have the children enjoy the time the group spends together and to help them learn and improve their English in a warm and happy atmosphere."