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Catherine La Maison La Casita
Works at The Little House of Different Cultures
Attended The University of Poitiers, France
Lives in Spokane, WA
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Thanksgiving was very meaningful! And celebrations were exciting, first at school --- The Little House of Different Cultures --- and then with family and friends!  Lights are now starting to appear everywhere in the neighborhood , to prepare for our wonderful season of rebirth! And my little 2 year old granddaughter helped me start on the house decorations today! Later, this weekend, I plan to set up those at the school house, to be ready for another round of festivities in French and Spanish with my students!
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My name is Catherine Fessard. I have had the privilege to live in Spokane, WA, for very many years, though my two wonderful daughters,  precious little granddaughter and I, stay in close touch with our French relatives. I treasure my time with family and friends, and immensely enjoy Nature, music, reading, walking, home time and the sharing  of spiritual discoveries! My little language school, where I am so happy to welcome my granddaughter Sophia, is also an immense source of joy for me! Our family is multi-cultural; and The Little House of Different Cultures is an extension of this special unit...
  • The University of Poitiers, France
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  • Eastern Washington University, USA
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Catherine Fessard
The Little House of Different Cultures / La Petite Maison Française /La Casita Española ... is a home-based Language Immersion School where small groups of no more than five participants meet for wonderfully natural lessons, conducted in French or Spanish! Classes are offered to all age groups, starting with the youngest toddlers, up to their great-grandparents! Family members may attend lessons together or separately. CHILDREN enjoy creative conversations based on numerous games, as well as stories, singing, and play-acting. Although they are introduced to reading and writing as well as basic grammar, the focus is on oral communication, centered on relevant aspects of their everyday lives, such as holidays, which are celebrated in the new language, according to the tenets of the country! Since young children are so adept at understanding gestures and facial expressions, without worrying about the actual words, they absorb these naturally, until they are ready to start expressing their own thoughts in French or Spanish! They learn while having fun! ADULTS enjoy different types of conversations, while sitting around the table and sipping tea. Since they may find many opportunities to study the grammar at home, only short sessions are offered to concentrate on the intricacies of the languages. The focus is on oral communication, since it is a skill which requires group practice, and the help of an experienced leader. The small groups allow for relaxed, non-intimidating sessions, with people who are interested in different activities and enjoy sharing their ideas about various topics --- in the new languages, of course! Students learn a lot of vocabulary from each other, and develop a feel for the languages, while having a good time! Anyone who has ever learned another tongue, knows how funny conversations can be sometimes, among those who are still in the process of learning! People look forward to these delightful sessions, and progress naturally... YOU WILL FIND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: * on Facebook, under my personal name of Catherine Fessard; * on my website, under: PLEASE, WRITE TO ME: * on Facebook, under: Catherine, at The Little House of Different Cultures; * to my regular e-mail address of : littlewoods3000@ YOU ARE MOST WELCOME TO CALL ME DIRECTLY, AT: (509) 218-6301 THANK YOU!
  • The Little House of Different Cultures
    owner-operator-teacher, 1985 - present
  • French and Spanish Immersion School, with Catherine at The Little House of Different Cultures
    self-employed, 1985 - present
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Spokane, WA