VIDEO: Taste of France comes to Worthing

A FRENCHMAN is bringing a touch of the Continent to Worthing.

Jean Ranguin teaches English at a school in the west of France in the town of Les Sables d'Olonne, which is twinned with Worthing.

Click on the green play button to see a video of Jean speaking about his teaching experiences in Worthing.

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He has moved to Worthing with his wife and eight-year-old daughter for a year to sample the English way of life and teach children at schools and clubs in the town how to speak French.

"I'm having such a good time over here," said Jean.

"The children at the clubs are fantastic to teach because they are all so interested in learning French, it makes my job so much easier.

"In terms of teaching them, I am able to use the same methods as I use in my school at home when teaching kids to speak English, it just goes to show that children are the same wherever you go."

Before he moved over from France, Jean, 58, made contact with Tim Nicholls, who runs Le Club Francais (LCF) after-school clubs in Worthing, Goring and Littlehampton.

The clubs teach children aged three to 11 to speak French and Spanish through singing, drama and craft.

To find out more about LCF clubs and free trial days, visit or call 01903 520382.

A longer version of this story is published in the Thursday, January 29 edition of the Worthing Herald.


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