Alouette, gentille alouette

Don’t you find that there are some French songs that you just know already?  But what does the song ‘Alouette gentile alouette’ actually mean?  Did you already know, or will I just share our knowledge of the French language with you? An alouette is ‘lark’ and this poor bird is being plucked on his head and other parts of the bird’s body! Now the
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We are Recruiting!

Petits Poussins is a North East based company and growing all the time, we now need to employ new team members. Are you looking for an exciting new challenge? We would love to hear from you if you are passionate about languages and are a fluent French speaker with a love for children.  The role is 3 days per week, term time only with the view of growing within
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England is bottom in European Commission Study of Language Learning

We are already part of helping this change in the way languages are taught in the UK, do YOU or know anyone who WANTS TO JOIN US? Check the link out below. We need more specialised teachers and training to make this a successful implementation. England came out bottom in reading, writing and listening in foreign languages when the European commission analysed language skills
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Are you looking for a new work opportunity? Come and work with us?

Sébastien is fishing for bilingual French speakers.  Would you like to come and join our growing team? There are opportunities arising please get in touch for more details.

French Nursery Songs App review

Comptines HD Songs are a great way for your children to learn a language.  Our curriculum is developped in a clever way that ensures language is learned in a fun manner with lots of clever repetition, solely delivered in the target language. This is a great app of traditional French ‘comptines’ - nursery songs, some with a twist on the French version.  Your children should be
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PP summer 2013

New Italian Sessions for Toddlers and Adults and French for Adults too!

We hope that you are becoming familiar with how we strive to continually supply high quality French teaching services.  Following our success, we have worked really hard to train our new Italian teachers to our high standards, and have been so excited and proud watching them deliver our curriculum in Italian following our tried and tested teaching methods. I only wish you could have
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Au Feu les Pompiers! A great Transport song

 le pompier  [leuh pomp-ee-ay] the fireman When we teach we like to use exciting songs that make the language experience fun for the children. As you know our motto is ‘Making Languages Fun!’ We often put a twist into songs or adapt them so that it reinforces our questions or the vocabulary that we have been covering.  When we sing Au Feu les Pompiers we
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The Petits Poussins love to hide and so does Pocoyo!

Sébastien, our mascot monkey, often likes to play the game cache-cache with the Petits Poussins as we practice our counting and verbs. Chercher [shershay] is the verb ‘to look for’ in French and Trouver [troovay] is the verb ‘to find’.  We often ask the children ‘on va chercher Sébastien?’ [ohn va shershay Sébastien]- are we going to go and look for Sébastien? When we
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How do we say “it’s sunny” in French?

I don’t know about you, but it’s lovely to see the sunshine en Angleterre today…So how do we say “it’s sunny” in French? There are two ways… “il y a du soleil”, [eel ee ya deuw sol-ay] which literally means there is some sun, ie ‘it’s sunny” or “il fait beau” [eel fay bo] which means “it’s lovely weather” Bonne journée au soleil…have a
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A great song for learning animals and their sounds!

 ’Le Poussin Piou’ Song… We have already posted the Italian version of this song, it’s brilliant!!  It exsits in lots of languages too!  This is a great way of learning the animals and the noises that they make.  Believe it or not the dog doesn’t say “woof-woof” in French, he says “ouaf ouaf”  The cow says “meuh”…Watch out for the ending, poor poussin! À
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