|NFT French Club
Native French Teachers is an educational agency committed
to giving young children the opportunity to learn a foreign language
at an early age.
Teachers use the "French club model":
formal tuition with home work, together with songs, games and competitions,
board games and cooking.
Lessons can be held on your premises either at lunch time or after
3.30 pm. We prefer groups of about ten pupils. Lessons last 1/2 hour
for younger children, 1 hour for older children getting a headstart
for secondary school.
This school project was launched at Barrow Hill
School, Westminster. We now teach in 21 other primary schools located
in different boroughs.You may start at any
time, not just at the beginning of term.
If you would like to join this Programme or have
any queries, please do not hesitate to contact Native French Teachers.
For children of nursery age, lessons can take place at any time
Organisation within your school
This organisation consists of:
1. Either distributing our standard letter or writing
2. Arranging the groups according to age and planning
the times of the classes in consultation with the French teacher.
3. Making sure that the parents bring their cheques
to the first lesson. You will also have to let them know the exact
amount payable (which will depend on your starting date and the
length of your term).
4. Providing each of our teachers with a printed
list of names of those attending each group, at the beginning of
5. Sending NFT its termly payments.
The aim of NFT French Club is to introduce children
to the French language in a lively and entertaining way. In tandem
with more traditional teaching methods we use games, songs, storytelling
and comptines (French nursery rhymes).
During the first three terms the children will learn basic vocabulary
and acquire roundwork in grammar which can be built upon in ensueing
years. Along with an understanding of the
language, they will gain an introduction to French culture, which
will facilitate friendships with French children.
The aim of Club NFT is to introduce children to the
French language in a lively and entertaining way; we supplement
traditional teaching methods with games, songs and storytelling,
but the children's conversational skills will also be developed
by working in pairs. Children of 7 to 11 will be introduced to writing
By the end of the third term, the children will
have acquired an understanding of the French language and culture
which will enable them to join in games, activities and conversation
with French children. They will also be able to use the vocabulary
and grammar they have learnt in everyday situations such as asking
directions and shopping.