NO teaching experience needed
The Babylangues method was invented with each Instructor in mind so that, combined with their personal experiences and energy, they can learn how to teach their language to one or several children, without having any teaching qualifications. Everything is thought up so that the language is learnt and acquired in an enjoyable and secure way, both for the children and the Instructors!
At the start of their contract, all Instructors attend an intensive training session led by Caroline Benoit-Levy. Security, interacting with the children and authority, all these aspects are covered during the day. But the essential part of the training session is the understanding of the methodology, which will allow you to transform every moment spent with the child into a learning adventure, nevertheless keeping the experience one that is filled with energy and fun.
Babylangues has invented and selected its own teaching materials. Everything is already prepared for you: books, activity workbooks and a CD of songs specially recorded for Babylangues. Naturally, each Instructor is encouraged to add their own personal touch to their teaching approach, bringing in new activities and ideas if they so desire.
Each month, all Instructors receive lesson plans to be developed over the course of their sessions, with indications of the materials to use and with ideas to be adapted according to the age and level of the child.
Follow-Up And Advice
A dedicated specialist is available in our offices to advise our Instructors on potential issues related to the teaching methodology or any specific problems they may be having. This advisor is an experienced Babylangues Instructor who will be sure to help you find the solution you need.
Instructors share lunch after a training session on a boat on River Seine.
I have gained much more experience in having authority over children, being more patient and making efforts to make myself heard and understood as there is a language barrier between us. Working with Babylangues has really been a great experience during my stay in Paris. I really enjoyed it when I first introduced the “Simon Says…” game to the children that I’m taking care of, I’ve never seen them so excited and getting very involved in an activity. They actually made so much effort and motivated themselves to speak English while playing this game. Peter, Babylangues Instructor in Nantes, December 2018.