French Immersion Playdates: Small Group Nature, Urban Adventures (Takoma Park)
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Salut! I'm Mary, the kids call me Madame Marie. I’ve been working in the Montgomery County school system for 13 years now, 8 of them almost exclusively at a French Immersion school. For the past several years I’ve offered private French Immersion weekend and Summer break fun to families with children in immersion and those just looking to keep their bilingual children in practice. I generally work with children 5-10 years old but there's some flexibility in that.
Unfortunately I do not teach or tutor French. Summertime is all about fun and play!
Outdoor, small group adventure/creative playdates have started already, mostly just due to COVID fatigue :). These have currently been taking place in a cool, little spot in Sligo Creek Park (see pics), and are drop off/pick up situations.
Once school is out, I will also restart the smaller, multi-family urban adventures where the kids and I do fun things around town together. These are pick up/drop off - generally I would pick up all kids at one address. my pick-up range is limited to upper NW DC locations but theres always an option to drop kids to me if youre not within that. In the past we've done cool museums, events on the Mall, the Zoo, animal shelter visits, picnics, playground time, hikes in Rock Creek, lunches and teas "en ville", etc. These smaller dates definitely offer the most immersion bang due both to being a smaller group situation with more one-on-one interaction with me, and to having the children away from their English language comfort zone for a longer duration.
I welcome your questions!
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