With the base of the language program being on the spoken level it is a further enrichment of their vocabulary to hear things in a new language. The French assistant is always speaking in French to the children to allow a natural development of a second language. The children will progress with the French language in the same way in which they did with their own mother tongue. First they progress by observing and listening then copying sounds and words and ultimately understanding and talking. For the child who is ready the environment is also rich with French books and labels for reading.