"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
2 enseignants

Jeanne et Mathilde, nos deux 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 Jeanne 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. Which is why it is taught in our classrooms daily!

"English is Fun!": dedicated workshops on Wednesdays with Jeanne

The workshop always starts with me welcoming the children into the classroom and having a discussion with them.

They can express how they feel on that particular day 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! — During this part, the songs are ritualized and will always be the same throughout the year whereas others will be introduced as we go along according to the subjects the children study in the second part of the workshop.

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. Some are games 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 workshops already have a good knowledge of the language which makes it easier for them to communicate with me and want to learn more.

I talk to them in English as much as I can but I sometimes take pauses and explain things in French when I find it necessary.

They learn about various subjects like art, animals and nature among other things.

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 everyone helping to tidy up the classroom.

"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."