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Georgetown French Market-April 28-30, 2017

Posted by Rebecca Anderson on April 24, 2017 at 9:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Feel like you're in Paris this Friday-Sunday in Georgetown!

 https://www.georgetownfrenchmarketdc.com/

My favorite French books

Posted by Rebecca Anderson on April 5, 2017 at 11:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Here is a list of some of my favorite French books. Most of these books you may find on amazon.com (start there first) or amazon.fr 

My favorite local bookstores who have French books are: Hooray for Books in Old Town Alexandria, Bonjour Maman in Kensington, MD and Politics and Prose in Washington, DC

Paris s'envole   (in French) or Paris, Up, Up and Away (in English) by Hélène Druvert.  A very whimsical book: The Eiffel Tower decides to...

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French concert for families on March 3, 2017

Posted by Rebecca Anderson on January 26, 2017 at 9:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Vive la musique! Let’s sing and dance en français with Achille! Children and families are invited to attend a special concert with local musician, Achille, who will be singing popular children’s French songs.

 

When: Friday, March 3, 2017 from 5-6pm

 

Where: The Lyceum

201 S. Washington St.

Alexandria, VA 22314

 

Price: $5 per person

(ages 12 mo and under are free)

About the musician: Achille An...

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Please vote for Old Town French!

Posted by Rebecca Anderson on September 23, 2016 at 2:20 PM Comments comments (0)

We're so excited to announce that Old Town French is a finalist in the Liveliest Language Class category in Red Tricycle’s Totally Awesome Awards. We are one of 10 language companies who have been nominated in the Washington, DC area!  Bravo! Voting runs until September 30th and the Finalist with the most votes will be the winner. 

If you love Old Town French,

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Parent's Night Out September 24th

Posted by Rebecca Anderson on September 16, 2016 at 9:30 AM Comments comments (0)

On Saturday, Sept. 24th, 2016 at 5-8pm, I will be hosting a Parent’s Night Out with Arts on the Horizon and the Downtown Baptist Church here at the church. Your child/children (ages 3-12) will enjoy an enriching evening of art, stories, drama and music while you have a nice evening out in Old Town Alexandria! Your children bring their own bagged dinner and eats with us. The cost is $20 for the first child and $10 for the second, third, etc.

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May 21st:Parent's Night Out at the DBC

Posted by Rebecca Anderson on May 2, 2016 at 9:30 PM Comments comments (0)

“Around the World” Parent’s Night Out

Hosted by: The Downtown Baptist Church, Old Town French and Arts on the Horizon.

When: Saturday May 21st at 5-8 pm

Who: Children ages 3-11 years of age.

Price: $20 for the first child, $10 for each additional child.

 

Enjoy an evening in Old Town while your child has fun at our “Around the World” themed Parents Night Out. During the 3-hour experience, children will “travel...

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Georgetown French Market

Posted by Rebecca Anderson on April 17, 2016 at 9:10 PM Comments comments (0)

On April 29-May 1st.  Would you like to pretend you’re in Paris next weekend? The Book Hill neighborhood of Georgetown celebrates spring with a French Market on April 29-May 1 with merchants, restaurants, salons and galleries displaying their wares in an inviting open-air market, evoking the outdoor markets of Paris where guests wander between shops and galleries tempted by the aroma of fresh coffee and croissants while enjoying the sounds of strolling musicians. There is music an...

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New Language App for Children

Posted by Rebecca Anderson on March 31, 2016 at 9:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Kadho, a new language app for children, helps children recogize sounds in different languages through repetitive games.  I'm trying it on my children and will update you in a few months to report on what they've learned.  What I like so far about their apps is they have special themes(building a tree house, kitchen, etc.) and that it is based on many years of neuroscience research on how the brain learns languages.

http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2016-03-18/new-langua...

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La Chandeleur-CrÍpe Day

Posted by Rebecca Anderson on January 28, 2016 at 4:35 PM Comments comments (0)

In France, La Chandeleur, also known as "Crêpe Day," is celebrated with food and games. On February 6th, Hillwood Estate in DC is inviting families to celebrate this holiday in festive French fashion by eating crepes, listening to classic tales told in French and English, and experiencing the exciting culture of Brittany, where crepes originated. Go to http://www.hillwoodmuseum.org/ to buy tickets


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