Muchachos and C’est Chouette
Our teachers here at Singing Spanish and French all understand how children learn best and know that by making lessons fun, the children remember what they have learned. In our experience, children have a real love for languages, especially when they learn them through song and dance, which is why we include that in our classes.
The company was founded in 2010 by Debbie Garrick, a mum of two who after living abroad, studying languages to Postgraduate level and working with young children was in awe of how much they could achieve at a young age. Her own children have taught her so much. She has a real passion for teaching new languages to children and watching them learn and grow. She also loves that cultural awareness is a big part of the classes. Debbie is proud to be a member of the Chartered Institute of Linguists for both French and Spanish and hopes to inspire hundreds of little linguists of the future.
Debbie was joined in 2012 by Katia Callander, who had similar experiences working with children abroad and seeing their ability and love for languages. Katia is a mum of three so again is able to pitch classes at a suitable level for children. Katia now heads up the after school programme and is proving hugely popular with her students.
It is very important for children to learn things like Spanish and French language at a young age, as it gives them a head start for life whatever they choose to do with it. That is why we put so much time and effort into making the language classes fun, exciting and the learning easy to remember.
As well as our standalone French and Spanish singing lessons for children, we also provide teachers who offer lessons at after school clubs and nurseries: Giving children an early start in language can be amazing for their general development, providing them with a much better understanding of the world, giving them the ability to learn how behaviour impacts on people and things around them.
Laurie is French and has lived successively in France, Spain and England. She is trilingual, passionate about languages and their benefits and been teaching French and Spanish with Muchachos & C’est Chouette since September 2014.
She is also a Consultant in European funding and therefore is used to work on artistic, cultural, social and educative EU projects involving people from different countries and cultures.
Laurie lives in Southampton with her Spanish partner enjoying the multiculturalism of the city. She is convinced of the benefits of starting to learn foreign languages at a young age and learning in a fun way.
Muchachos and C’est Chouette is an amazing opportunity for her to share her passion for languages with toddlers and young children.
Laurie teaches Spanish on Wednesday afternoons at the Bright Horizons Nursery in Southampton and French at “La Récré” on Saturday mornings at the Ascension Centre in Bitterne. https://www.facebook.com/Larecresouthampton
You can contact Laurie at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lourdes is a native Spanish speaker born in Cuba. She lived in Madrid for many years and came to the UK in 2011 with her family. She has two children aged 18 and 16 who she bought to England to learn English. Lourdes studied psychology and has a masters in education. Alongside her work with Singing Spanish she also teaches adults and children privately. Lourdes says that teaching children is so enjoyable because they have so much fun and learn quickly! Lourdes has been running holidays clubs with Singing Spanish since they started and feels that she has learnt a lot through all of the projects she has undertaken with Debbie, Katia, and Laurie.
Lourdes teaches Spanish at Green Roots nursery every other Thursday morning, running sessions for the babies, toddlers and preschoolers.
To find out more about our lessons or to book, please take a look around the site or contact us.
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