Toddlers learn French at Sidcup nursery

News Shopper: French teacher Elina Demurger-Jones with Henry Holmes, two, and Toni-Ann Furrs, three French teacher Elina Demurger-Jones with Henry Holmes, two, and Toni-Ann Furrs, three

SIDCUP tots are showing plenty of Joie de vivre as part of a special language learning scheme.

Chatterbox House Day Nursery, in Main Road, has employed French teacher Elina Demurger-Jones to visit the pre-school children every Monday.

She uses role-play, songs and games to help them learn the language and organisers are delighted with the success of the project.

Pre-school room leader Jude Andrews said: "We have lots of children from different backgrounds so this is useful at introducing them to various cultures.

"It's fairly basic, obviously, but now they can say hello, thank you and things like that and it helps their understanding of the world.

"They always enjoy it when she comes."

News Shopper: French teacher Elina Demurger-Jones with Henry Holmes, two, and Toni-Ann Furrs, three

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2:51pm Fri 24 Jan 14

white rabbit9 says...

Let them learn English first. I'm still learning English and legalese. Teach legalese that will help them out in the world not speaking some pretentious language.
Let them learn English first. I'm still learning English and legalese. Teach legalese that will help them out in the world not speaking some pretentious language. white rabbit9

3:59pm Fri 24 Jan 14

Tinklebell says...

i think it is important for kids to learn basic first aid and british sign language. how many people actually speak french in france not many . i had learnt french in secondary school and went to france to practise and everyone spoke english/ whats the point.
i think it is important for kids to learn basic first aid and british sign language. how many people actually speak french in france not many . i had learnt french in secondary school and went to france to practise and everyone spoke english/ whats the point. Tinklebell

6:45pm Fri 24 Jan 14

JoeBlobbs says...

Teach them German, or Mandarin as a second language not French, at least that'll help them get a job in the future. Or even Russian, will be more need for translators as they'll no doubt own all of central London by the time these young uns are working.
Teach them German, or Mandarin as a second language not French, at least that'll help them get a job in the future. Or even Russian, will be more need for translators as they'll no doubt own all of central London by the time these young uns are working. JoeBlobbs

4:39am Mon 27 Jan 14

sarfflondonbird says...

If a number of children are from different backgrounds at this place, isn't it better they stick to learning English first so that we can communicate with their parents who don't or can't be bothered to speak or language?
If a number of children are from different backgrounds at this place, isn't it better they stick to learning English first so that we can communicate with their parents who don't or can't be bothered to speak or language? sarfflondonbird

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