Why French ? Q&A


My name is Thierry Pasquet , I currently hold a dual  French and American citizenship.

I have been in California since 1982 where I have been teaching, working and running French schools. I am a firm believer in the second language,  I picked the French language and Education  for an obvious reason,  “You are good at what you know best !”.

I  have a passion for kids and it is unbelievable what they are able to perform at a young age. I am envious of their ability to master not only one one but two or more foreign languages between 0 and 5 years old. Where adults can struggle and sometime fail, young children seem to be especially designed to listen to and adsorb languages quickly with ease and fun.

When Parents see the acquisition of a French Language as a trend, they will see it as a huge advantage in life for children.

Why French?

– Because you are good at what you know best.

– More that 220 millions people are speaking  French in more than 60 countries worldwide.

– French Government established the first preschool program more than 100 years ago.

– French was the diplomatic language in the 18th century.
– French is the official language of the Olympics game thanks to Le Baron Pierre de Coubertin.

A quotation commonly misattributed to Thomas Jefferson: “Every man has two countries, his own and France”.                                                                                                         

– Wouldn’t it be cool to have your little one guiding you on the streets of Paris

Why a second language is beneficial to children?

It has been scientifically proven that learning a second language is  stimulated children’s brain and opening a vast areas of cognition abilities. More on a the benefits of the second language

When is the best age to learn a second language?

From birth to 5 years old.                                                                                                                 We can  compare learning a foreign language to a train:

– from 0-5 children are absorbing language very fast ( TGV one of the fastest train ever)

– from to 6 – 13 the train slow down it is more like the Amtrack.

– after 13 year old you are in The  “Coaster”.

– Adult age: if you are not gifted for languages your train may never arrive to destination.