Totus Lingua™ is a licensee of the Language Workshop for Children®, providing Spanish language classes to infants and children in Chicago. It is owned and led by native speakers who understand the value of learning languages in a globalized environment.
The Language Workshop for Children’s Director and Founder, François Thibaut, invented the internationally-recognized method to teach French, Spanish, Italian and Chinese, working with babies, toddlers and kids for 40+ years (since 1973). He also developed original music, vocabulary-building songs, festive visual aids and action games, working with professional graphic designers and composers. This specialized material, used by native-fluent language teachers, has made LWFC the country’s leader in children’s language educational play. As Thibaut says, “Children remember the words that make them happy”.
At first, LWFC at Totus Lingua classes might look like simple playgroups. The difference is The Thibaut Technique®, designed to employ both sides of the brain. The left side processes grammar, vocabulary and meaning while the right side works with emotions and melodies. Grammatical patterns are reinforced by carefully designed songs, vocabulary is symbolized by tested visual aids, and games move emotions. All these ingredients play a vital role when teaching children to speak another language.
The LWFC at Totus Lingua only works with native speaker teachers who are carefully selected and trained to use The Thibaut Technique® and supported by the use of our language-rich songs, especially written for the LWFC, who in a happy Thibaut Technique® way, reinforce grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation. Every session, students receive a professionally produced, durable and collectable Songs & More CD/Workbook Set (plus an LWFC Storybook for older students) to practice what they’re learning at home. Since the LWFC produces the multi-award winning Professor Toto Language Education Series you know you are getting top quality materials.
Totus Lingua means “Whole Language”, to reflect our philosophy of providing a playful language immersion experience to infants, toddlers and children in the Chicago area. We are parents of 4 children and, like you, we want the best for our kids who are fortunate to live in this international and diverse city. Welcome to our Totus Lingua Family!