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French Immersion Preschool

About

French Immersion

We are often asked by parents if children need prior exposure to the French language before joining our program. The answer is to come as you are. Our French immersion students, whether beginners, intermediate or native speakers, dive into a classroom with a variety of proficiencies. All levels progress together. Being bilingual in French helps develop cognitive and critical thinking skills, as well as cultural prowess.

The earlier a child begins to be exposed and to practice French, the more rapidly their communication and fluency will improve. Intonation, pitch and body language are all valuable tools used by LIPP teachers to encourage students to expand their French vocabularies. The cultural practice of teaching early cursive in French preschool education works wonders on sensory-motor coordination, improves thinking memory, and engages both brain hemispheres.

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Why French?

  • More than 300 million people speak French on the five continents, and French is the fifth most widely spoken language in the world.
  • French proficiency facilitates access to top-ranked European universities and higher education institutions.
  • French is one of the official working languages of international business, banking and diplomacy.
  • French is beautiful, and learning it unfurls a cultural wealth of cuisine, history, art and literature.

"To have another language is to possess a second soul.”
Charlemagne

About LIPP Schools

At LIPP Schools, we believe educating children through the lens of language prepares them to thrive in a dynamic, interconnected, and evolving global community.

By exposing students to the world of immersion, LIPP pilots the academics of preschool, and children learn to navigate in Spanish, French or Mandarin. Through a proprietary curriculum, hands-on activities, ongoing conversation, engaging books and music, LIPP students acquire crucial life skills for Kindergarten and beyond.

 
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FAQs

Is it worth to put children in French Immersion Preschool?

French immersion preschool exposes young children to a second language at a young age. This stimulates their ear as their communication skills develop. Exposure to new vocabulary and syntax help stimulate neuroplasticity and hone problem-solving skills.

What are the differences between French immersion Program and French immersion preschool?

LIPP Schools’ French immersion program IS French immersion preschool. Classes are curriculum-based and teacher-led. Academics are imparted in the target language by native speakers. Your child will acquire all the skills of preschool, with the added bonus of doing so while mastering a second language.

What age is best to learn French?

Babies’ brains are built to absorb languages in utero, so any time from birth to age 6 is the perfect time to begin to expose and teach a child a new language. This period is a unique window where the brain of a young child is more malleable to making the neural connections created by language acquisition.

Why is French immersion important?

French is a beautiful language with a rich history. It is also the language of diplomacy and in many countries, of business, banking and commerce. Mastering French from a young age can open a new world of culture, cuisine and career opportunities.

What are the advantages of French language immersion preschool for children?

French language immersion preschool helps plant a love of the French language for children. It also encourages cross-cultural adaptability and aids in all academic endeavors, from executive function to multitasking and focus. Bilingual children tend to have longer attention spans than monolinguals.

What subjects are taught in French immersion?

French immersion preschool programs at LIPP Schools, in Houston, Texas, teach writing, pre-literacy, mathematics and STEAM, as well as music and the arts. All subjects are taught in French.

What is the difference between Montessori and French immersion?

Montessori is an education method based on self-directed activity, hands-on play and peer collaboration. While some of these tenants are present in LIPP Schools’ French immersion program, LIPP’s classrooms are teacher-led, follow a daily schedule, and are academics and curriculum-based.

Parent & Student Testimonials

  • “We are very happy with LIPP. The staff is very caring and loving and our 2-year-old son loves going to school. He's learning a lot and bringing home many projects that they do at school. We were worried initially about it being a full immersion school and his language still developing. But he's doing great, learning, and interacting in a good environment.” - Eldho Kuriakose

  • “Both of our children have found a home at LIPP Babble. Now that my oldest moved on to kindergarten, she misses her LIPP family so dearly. LIPP has done an incredible job of creating a happy, loving, fun, and educational environment. - Brookelyn Avila

  • “My son loves school and is now starting to say Mama! He is very persistent and speaks more Spanish every day! Thank you for providing transparency and allowing us to be part of the LIPP Family. We truly are so grateful! Your teachers are rare gems and their hard work should be recognized! I love working together to help my child grow and learn!”

Our Locations

111 North Post Oak Lane Houston, TX 77024

2920 Virginia St. Houston, TX 77098

1210 N. Post Oak Rd. #150 Houston, TX 77055

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